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Sidney H Hewett

Military

Class 43-A of S. E. Training Center; flew P-47s in58 missions for 174 combat hours; 5 May 1944 shot down by FW-190s near Nienberg, Germany. 20mm shells jammed the canopy, burst through the fuselage rupturing the oil reservoir, and severely wounded his left leg. Not being able to bail-out and with the engine seized, he 'dead-sticked' his 'Clarkie' (named for fiancee, Doris Clark) into a growth of pines ending in a small field. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft II & Stalag VIIA; seperated from service as Major 1/46.

PH/ 3 DFC/ 4 AM

2.5 in Air; 2.5 on Ground

Service

Units served with

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 361st Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Galloway, New Jersey 21 January 1920
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 4 May 1944
Prisoner of War (POW)
Promoted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4552 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / self MACR 4552

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