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Foster Jay Hinton

Military

Shot down by fighters on the return from a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow. ' Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. POW.

The pilot kept the aircraft up for others.

POW

Service

People

  • Marvin Garber

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down on his 10th mission by fighters on the return from a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. MACR #2248. KIA. ...

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Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7542 Black Widow

    B-24 Liberator
    Black Widow was shot down by an FW-190A piloted by German Ace Waldemar Radener, who had a total of 23 confirmed kills, including 12 heavy bombers. The particular incident is listed among Radener's confirmed claims in a table from German federal...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 208

    4 February 1944
    The railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany were focus of this mission, but other railroad marshalling yards in the area were attacked as well. Weather and navigational errors frustrate target acquisition.748 heavy bombers were despatched in a...

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chippewa County, WI, USA 15 September 1921
Enlisted Eau Claire, WI, USA 11 April 1942
Prisoner of War (POW) Vogelsang, 18356 Barth, Germany 4 February 1944

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia

Died St Paul, MN, USA 26 November 1985
Buried Cornell, WI 54732, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2020 20:45:07 jmoore43 Changes to service number
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Added a "-" to Hinton's serial #.

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2020 18:32:53 jmoore43 Changes to awards, unit associations and mission associations
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Added the award mentioned in the "Summary biography" section. Added a connection to the 8th AF.
Added a connection to an 8th AF mission.

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2019 20:59:07 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added prison camp info from records for WW2 POWs at the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2018 04:48:24 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
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Added Death & Burial information from Find A Grave Memorial # 31280043

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2018 04:36:19 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
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Associated the Air Base at Bungay to the person.

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2018 04:34:10 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Corrected a typo in the "Summary bio"

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 18:13:52 jmoore43 Changes to middlename, service number and events
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WW II enlistment records, Find-A-Grave memorial # 31280043 and WW II Air Crew POW records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:43 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2248 / MACR 2248, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 49-51 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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