Benjamin H HODGES

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICEO-818485
AGE23 yo
DATE OF BIRTH24 january 1921 to Reynolds Taylor County  GEORGIA
ETATGEORGIA
FAMILY--
RANK2nd Lieutenant
FONCTION

Pilot 

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JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT-NE
DATE of ENLISTEMENT8 september 1942
 SQUADRON82ndFighter Squadron
 GROUP78th Fighter Group

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ARMY8th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATH20 june 1944hodges benjamin tombe 1
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHRouy le Petit, near Nesle
DATA PLAN

P-47 Thunderbolt D25 RE
Serial number 42-26446 
Codé MX-I

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piloted by 2nd Lieutenant HODGES

P-47 Thunderbolt D25 RE
Numéro de série 42-26446  Codé MX-I

p47 du 78fg

Piloté par le 2nd Lieutenant HODGES 

Macr: 5943

Mission: Protection of B-24 Liberator attacking the basics of
V1 (Vergeltungswaffe) in the N of France

Takeoff 05h20 station 357 Duxford, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Shot by hunters
Messerschmitt Bf109 - around 07.15

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
G128
DECORATION

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal

Photo FDLM

victory medal

 

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STORY
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Photo Fdlm  at the Pilotage School
Photo Fdlm  Parent
Photo Fdlm  Benjamin & Dorothy
Photo Fdlm  Grave of Benjamin
Presse & Benjamin HODGESPhoto Fdlm

 

SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOFrancecrashes39-45.net  - Jean-Noël PECHEUR - Somme-aviation-39-45.fr 
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