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Hugh M Bennett


Active Duty, Jan 23, '43 to Oct 13,'45. Radio School at Salt Lake City,Gunnery Course at Tucson, AZ. Assigned to Dave Hicks crew, Flew 31 combat missions. Last mission on 9/11/44. . Taught the Martin Upper Turret to Officers until the war ended in 1995.

Good Conduct, Air Medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC


Units served with

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 854th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Interlaken, New York 23 April 1923


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:24 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000/self & MACR 5496 & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 206