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George Marshall Hawkins Jr

Military

Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Erxleben on 28 September 1944 in B-17 'Lazy Daisy' 42-31222

Service

People

  • James Brodie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Magdeburg in B-17 'Lazy Daisy' 42-31222 28-Sep-44. Crashed near Erxleben Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9366. ...

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31222 Lazy Daisy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Memphis 24/10/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-D] Grafton Underwood 546 [BK-D] 23/11/43; Missing in Action Magdeburg (Berlin) 28/9/44 with Jim Brodie, Co-pilot: Lloyd Vevle, ng-Byron Atkins, Flight engineer/top...

Missions

  • 652

    28 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fords, New Jersey
Prisoner of war 28 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2017 15:41:03 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 9366 ;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database;
- http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5832

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2015 02:00:10 bombercommand Changes to middlename, biography, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5832

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9366

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