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Herman Hoskins Jr


Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97228, Prisoner of War (POW).

Earlier on December 13, 1943, 'Nora' A/C #42-29529 was damaged by flak and crashed upon landing. 10 RTD.


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb 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


  • 42-29529 NORA 2

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 24/3/43; transferred 422BS/305BG [JJ-L] Chelveston 10/43; then to 545BS/384BG [JD-U] Grafton Underwood 6/11/43; returning from Bremen 13/12/43...

  • 42-97228 'G.I. JIVE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/44; Gr Island 23/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 988BG Nuthampstead 16/3/44; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-G] Grafton Underwood 31/3/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with George Poole, Co-pilot: Bob Butler, Bombardier:...

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...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Siloam Springs, AR 72761, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Austria 13 April 1943

Interned in POW Camp:
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15


Date Contributor Update
19 February 2021 17:46:13 jmoore43 Changes to place associations

Added an association to Grafton Underwood, the home base for the 384th BG.

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2021 21:34:06 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations

Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag 17B per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2021 21:31:16 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added some punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2017 11:57:33 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, suffix, biography, events and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2015 03:36:18 bombercommand Changes to surname

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:58 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 3871 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database