Hardin, David Jackson

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hardin, David Jackson   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 14124092   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 26 June 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, North Carolina
Additional Information
Ordered to attend Gunnery School at Snettisham, Norfolk, for approximately 10 days beginning on or about 30 May 1943, on SO #21 dated 30 May 1943. Students are required to bring .50 cal. Ammunition, gas mask, steel helmet, mess equipment, blankets, clothing for ten days, and draw 'PX rations' in advance.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 15567 (0.525 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Kowalski, Ellwood DavidPilotKIFA
2nd Lt. Bell, Joseph WCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Eggers, Samuel Andrew, JrNavigatorKIFA
2nd Lt. Murphy, Leo AmbroseBombardierKIFA
S/SGT. Blaise, Jean LeRoyRadio Operator / GunnerKIFA
S/SGT. Bossinger, George AEngineer / Top Turret GunnerEV
SGT. Penick, Eugene WalkerBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Majors, Hugh DavidTail GunnerTR
SGT. Hardin, David JacksonFlexible GunnerKIA
S/SGT. McKnight, Harry AlvinFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3188 Combat Mission Credit
Initially attacked east of Caen, France, by enemy aircraft; lost altitude rapidly; crashed in La Chapelle-Hareng, France. MACR 15567
Sortie Report

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