Thaddeus I. HAWKINS  Jr

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE O-789772
AGE26  yo
DATE OF BIRTH27 February 1918  Griffin, Spalding County, GEORGIA 
ETAT GEORGIA 
FAMILYSingle
RANK  2nd Lieutenant
FONCTION Bomber
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT Bookkeepers and cashiers, except bank cashiersNE
DATE of ENLISTEMENT 11 November 1941 Fort McPherson Atlanta GEORGIA
 SQUADRON328th Bomber Squadron
 GROUP 93rd Bomber Group, Heavy
ARMY8th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATH16 April 1943ip
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHBrest
DATA PLAN 

 B-24 Liberator - type D-15-CO - s/n 41-23874 GO*I

"Ball Of Fire Junior"

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Mission : Port de Brest (29)

Liftoff  station 104 Hardwick, Norfolk

Shot down in aerial combat with enemy fighters (Obfw Friedrich)

Airplane partially evacuated in flight

CEMETERY TEMPORARY

CEMETERY TEMPORARY of St James N°3578

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Story of Cemetery Temporary

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY of St James

Map of St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
P411
DECORATION

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal

 

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Photo FDLM

victory medal

 

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STORY
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Crew of  B-24 Liberator - type D-15-CO - s/n 41-23874 GO*I 

"Ball Of Fire Junior"

 

1st Lieutenant Franklin David Jr LOWN Pilot Prisoner - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia O-434473 - Son of Mr Franklin D Lown Sr, Brenham, TEXAS
2nd Lieutenant Robert H HUDSPETH CoPilot Prisoner - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia O-727876 - Son of Mr Grover C Hudspeth, Verdi, NEVADA
2nd Lieutenant Orval D HUFF Navigator Prisoner - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia O-660362 - Son of Mr Orval Huff, Waterman, ILLINOIS
2nd Lieutenant Thaddeus I Jr  HAWKINS Bomber Dead Cim Brit Am St-James O-789772 - DFC/AM+3/PH - Husband of Mrs Hawkins, Hastings, FLORIDA
T/Sgt Herbert B.  DALY Mechanic Gunner Dead Cim Brit Am St-James 13030084 - DFC/AM+3/PH - Son of Mrs Ella Daly, Vintondale, PENNSYLVANIA
T/Sgt Harold SECOR Radio Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf 12044203 - Born the  22/09/1919 - Son of Mrs Ray Secor, Savannah, NEW YORK
Sgt James S MARSH Gunner Prisoner - Stalag 2B Hammerstein  18069466 - Son of Mrs Jessie E Mason, Pueblo, COLORADO
S/Sgt Arthur Lee CRANDALL Gunner Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf  15082720 - Né le 17/05/1920 - Son of Mr Chester J Crandall, Campbellsburg, INDIANA
S/Sgt Cleiborn U BOOKER Gunner Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf  34261191 - Husband of Mrs Mae S Booker, South Jacksonville, FLORIDA
S/Sgt Thomas W HUGHES Gunner Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf 15013139 - Son of Mr Willard R Hugues, Lima, OHIO
1st Lieutenant Harold J TANNENBAUM Photo Dead Floral Park Cem. Johnson City, Broome Co, NEW YORK

O-482961 - PH - 46 ans - Né le 23/04/1896 - Epoux de Mrs Tannenbaum, Binghampton, NEW YORK -A participé au tournage du film en couleur sur le Memphis Belle en tant que directeur de la photographie -

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SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTO  Francecrashes39-45.net -  American WW2 Memorial  Brest - Aad.archives.govFindagrave.com  Abmc.gov
PROGRAMMERGarrett, Clive, Frédéric & Renaud
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