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Hamed M Howard

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Muslim-American. Son of Syrian immigrants. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia.

LWG, Clore crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Originally buried in the Cambridge AMC. Original Clore crew member.
Credited with one German fighter destroyed on the 14 October 1943 mission.

Service

People

  • Salvatore Bozzette

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Clore crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. T/Sgt Bozzette was a former ground crew member who took gunnery...

  • Hessle Buck

    Military | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    Clore, C Crew. Original member. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF.

  • Cecil Clore

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Clore crew. "B" Flight Commander. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Originally buried with the entire crew at Cambridge...

  • Louis DeVone

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Clore, C. Crew. Original member. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF.

  • Marvin Dille

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Clore crew. Original crew member. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Originally buried in the Cambridge AMC. ...

  • Donald Frieze

    Military | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Clore, C. Crew. Original member. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF.

  • Richard Ingmire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    TG, Clore crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Buried in the Cambridge AMC. Original member of the Clore crew. Indiana

  • Richard Johnson

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Clore, C. Crew. Original member. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF.

  • John Newell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Clore crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Original member of the Clore crew. Possibly on his 25th mission....

  • Harold Robinson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Clore crew. Original member of the Winter, D crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Originally buried in the Cambridge AMC....

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Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31278 Mix Master

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/10/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; Memphis 5/11/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 20/12/43; crashed on take off 2m Kiel 4/1/44 with Cecil Clore, Co-pilot: John Newell, Navigator: Ralph Waldman, Bombardier: Marvin Dille, Flight...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

  • 8th Air Force 174

    4 January 1944
    The port area of Kiel, Germany and the railroad marshalling yards at Munster, Germany are the Primary targets of this Mission which is organised as two elements: one going to Kiel and the other to Munster. Roger A. Freeman begins to designate aircraft...

Events

Event Location Date
Died 4 January 1944
Buried 6 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2019 18:32:58 AnneSoffee Changes to nickname and biography
Sources

Information provided by family. My grandmother was his sister.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2018 02:15:10 ARowe95 Changes to service number, biography, events and person associations
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ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 05:24:22 ARowe95 Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999, 8th AF Losses / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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