Hastings, David Shove

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hastings, David Shove   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-836778   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #201 dated 11 October 1944
Duty Co-pilot / Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 6 April 1945
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium: Plot A Row 40 Grave 17
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 13851 (9.305 MB)
Accident Report # 44-12-02-525 (1.347 MB)




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
-- 2 December 1944 Location: Co-pilot 43‑38016 At the completion of a ferry flight, ran off end of runway while landing after dark. Aircraft damaged, but no personnel were injured.
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239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
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244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
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249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire).
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38747 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37917 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back with #3 leaking oil.
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264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
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266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6892 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
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267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
271 22 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38801.
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272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8608 Combat Mission Credit
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273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
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275 26 February 1945 Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6892 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6892 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Friston, East Sussex, on return due to low fuel.
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281 4 March 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
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283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39164 Combat Mission Credit
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284 9 March 1945 Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6590 Combat Mission Credit
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289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑39138 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
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290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
300 30 March 1945 Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
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301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38974 Combat Mission Credit
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302 3 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6514 Combat Mission Credit
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303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Pilot 43‑38016 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back after #4 prop sheared off.
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305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Pilot 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Collided with 43‑39164 after target at 1018 hrs; aircraft had tail destroyed and a hole in the trailing edge of the right wing; he held control for a minute, then went into a steep dive; no chutes were observed; crashed near Leisnig, Germany.
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