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Edward Lawrence Hamilton

Military

Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C took off for mission. Unable to reach altitude and aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Killed in Action(KIA).

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Robert Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. B-24 'Fay Day' took off for mission, unable to reach altitude, aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Killed in...

  • Colin Carew

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. B-24 'Fay Day' took off for mission, unable to reach altitude, aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Killed in...

  • John Fura

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. B-24 'Fay Day' took off for mission, unable to reach altitude, aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Returned to...

  • Milton Hibbard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C took off for mission. Unable to reach altitude and aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Killed in Action ...

  • Leonard Jansen

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C took off for mission. Unable to reach altitude and aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Killed in Action ...

  • Raymond Sokoloski

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C took off for mission. Unable to reach altitude and aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Killed in Action ...

  • Frank Sterbenz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C took off for mission. Unable to reach altitude and aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Killed in Action ...

  • Harry Stoughton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C took off for mission. Unable to reach altitude and aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Killed in Action ...

  • James Wood

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. B-24 'Fay Day' took off for mission, unable to reach altitude, aborted mission. Attempting landing, A/C turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly thereafter. 25-Jun-44. Returned to...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 844th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-94874 'Fay Day'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C took off for mission., unable to reach altitude - aborted mission. No. 1 engine feathered due to mech failure. Attempting landing, turned sharply to the left and crashed. Gas tanks and bombs exploded shortly...

Associated Place

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Grosbeck,TX 1 November 1916

Son of A R Hamilton,

Lived in Dallas, TX October 1940

At time of draft registration.

Enlisted Dallas, TX 26 April 1942

Dallas, Texas

Based Halesworth 1944 – 25 June 1944

Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Halesworth, UK 25 June 1944

Aborted mission. Landing accident at base fuel and bomb load exploded. 25-Jun-44 KIA

Buried 26 June 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery
Coton, Cambs, UK
Plot C Row 5 Grave 35

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2019 10:57:27 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/627095390
https://www.fold3.com/record/84797096-edward-l-hamilton
https://www.fold3.com/record/529897624-edward-l-hamilton
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56290395/edward-l-hamilton

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th vol 4 page 444

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