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642nd Bomb Squadron

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Stations

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Based Little Walden

Connections

People

  • Walter Allard

    Military | First Lieutenant | bomber | 409th Bomb Group

  • Lynn Hadfield

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 409th Bomb Group
    2nd Lt. Lynn Wilson Hadfield, US Army Air Force, died March 21, 1945, when the A-26B attack plane he piloted was shot down near Dulmen, Germany on a mission to disrupt German troop movements in preparation for the Allied crossing of the Rhine river,...

  • Lynn Hadfield

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 409th Bomb Group
    On March 21, 1945, Hadfield was a member of the 642nd Bombardment Squadron, 409th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Division, 9th Air Force, piloting an A-26B, when his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and went missing during a combat mission...

  • Lynn Hadfield

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 409th Bomb Group
    On March 21, 1945, Hadfield was a member of the 642nd Bombardment Squadron, 409th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Division, 9th Air Force, piloting an A-26B, when his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and went missing during a combat mission...

  • Warren Harvey

    Military | 409th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 642BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Euskirchen hit by flak in wing span out of control and crashed Liblar, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) 2-Feb-45 MACR 12056. Awards: PH.

  • Charles Hunton

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 409th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 642BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Euskirchen hit by flak in wing span out of control and crashed Liblar, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) 2-Feb-45 MACR 12056. Awards: DFC, AM (11OLC), PH.

  • James Odom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armourer/Gunner | 409th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 642BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Euskirchen hit by flak in wing span out of control and crashed Liblar, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) 2-Feb-45 MACR 12056. Awards: PH.

  • Lyle Procknow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 409th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 642BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Euskirchen hit by flak in wing span out of control and crashed Liblar, Germany Baled out at 7000ft Prisoner of War (POW) 2-Feb-45 MACR 12056. ...

Aircraft

  • 43-22027

    A-20 Havoc
    Assigned to 642BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Cologne hit by flak in wing span out of control and crashed Liblar, Germany [1 x POW, 3 x KIA] 2-Feb-45 MACR 12056. ...

  • 43-22353

    A-26 Invader
    On December 14, 2018, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) identified the remains of Second Lieutenant Lynn W. Hadfield, missing from World War II. ...

  • 43-22359

    A-26 Invader

  • 43-9378

    A-20 Havoc
    Crashed belly landing at Little Walden (Sta 165) on 20 June 1944. Pilot Philip E. Bagley.

  • 43-9641

    A-20 Havoc
    Written off after a ground accident at Little Walden (Sta 165) on 5 September 1944.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:04:40 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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