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Hatton, James Augustine

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hatton, James Augustine   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 11093338   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, effective 16 April 1944.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 8 May 1944
Results Missing In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Tablets of the Missing
Additional Information
  • Died of exposure after ditching: body not recovered.
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station Special Orders #81 dated 1 May 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 4812 (8.509 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Brown, James Wesley, JrPilotMIA
2nd Lt. Chubb, Donald VernonCo-pilotMIA
2nd Lt. Jones, Kenneth MyronNavigatorMIA
2nd Lt. Kuba, Carl WillliamBombardierTR
S/SGT. Kozar, Joseph JohnRadio Operator / GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Ingmire, Merle ErnestEngineer / Top Turret GunnerMIA
SGT. Hatton, James AugustineBall Turret GunnerMIA
CPL. Yeager, George Hallow, JrTail GunnerKIA
SGT. Reis, Donald Edward, "Sack"Flexible GunnerKIA
SGT. McClintick, Julius EugeneFlexible GunnerMIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron, composite high group, 94th CBW.
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
103 8 May 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Ball Turret 42‑97081 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by flak, ditched in the Channel. MACR 4812
Sortie Report

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