Hunt, John Hardy, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hunt, John Hardy, Jr
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-760853
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, effective 17 July 1944.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 20 November 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
DecorationsAwarded the Distinguished flying cross with one oak leaf cluster.
Awarded the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.
Additional Information
  • Placed on seven (7) days Temporary Duty (TD) to Moulsford Manor, AAF Station 511 (a Flak House) on 30 September 1944 to carry out the instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #193 dated 30 September 1944.
  • Placed on approximately three days Temporary Duty (TD) on or about 25 October 1944 to USSTAF Headquarters, AAF Station 586, purpose Interview with Lieutenant Colonel Whitcomb per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #211 dated 25 October 1944.
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-11-16-527 (10.047 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Hunt, John Hardy, JrPilotCT
2nd Lt. Touton, William FCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Perry, Edward Clarke, JrNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Hofmann, Ernest HBombardierCT
S/SGT. Fuerstenau, Paul WilliamRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Ramos, Jesus Guadalupe TrevinoEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Rothschild, Theodore (NMI), "Ted"Ball Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Vargas, Juan PachecoTail GunnerCT
SGT. Schultz, Blaine ShelvyFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Linn, Clifford LeRoyFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Co-pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Beccles, Suffolk, on return due to battle damage.
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Pilot 44‑6149 Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
H Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Pilot 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Pilot 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group. Rudder out on landing.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Low group flying spare; assigned to replace Gross in 1484 when that aircraft was scrubbed.
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
C Squadron.
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, low group. Did not bomb because unable to see wing lead release bombs.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Tail wheel would not extend for landing.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Pilot 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Second Squadron.
Sortie Report
210 14 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Pilot 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
212 17 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
214 19 October 1944 Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Pilot 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy and hot camera ship. Led Squadron on bomb run.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Pilot 43‑38842 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship, loaned by the 303rd BG, with 384th crew. Led Squadron on bomb run, but had to make a second run because of conflicting traffic.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Pilot 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship; high Squadron deputy, 41st Bomb Wing A group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather; involved in an accident on the runway: Lt Green landed long and crashed into this aircraft.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship; lead Squadron deputy, 41st Bomb Wing D group.
Sortie Report

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