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Henry H Hopwood

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft 4 till 6 Feb. 45 Shot down by flak and crashed at Vroomshoop on 6/29/44 in B-17 Pride of Vhelhalis #4237889 Liberted by British in May 1945, Camp Lucky Stirke May 1945. New York via Sea, June 1945,Discharge Sept 1945.

POW Medal/Air Medal/Good Conduct Medal

Service

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37889 'PRIDE OF VHELHALIS'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Y] Horham 11/11/43; 66m, Missing in Action Bohlen oil depot 29/6/44 with Jim Cook, Co-pilot: Harry Bachus, Navigator: Jim Whittaker, Bombardier: Bob Hansell, Flight engineer/top...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 5 December 1923
Died 16 December 1984
Buried Hatfield Cemetery, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6741neice

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