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Frank R Hedeen


Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down at Fuerth in B-17 Bombo #4338128


Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38128 BOMBO

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/6/44; Lincoln 14/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 22/8/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 13/9/44 with Bob Funk, Navigator: Allan Quinn, Bombardier: Rae Stokes, Ball turret gunner: Bob Lawrence, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...


Event Location Date
Born Woodridge, New Jersey, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 13 September 1944
Died 13 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:09 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8856 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database