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George Frederick Hoyt

Military

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 #42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). 27 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME

Service

People

  • Robert Hullar

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). 36 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

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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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3002 'The Old Squaw'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Pocatello 31/12/42; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-Z] Morrison 5/3/43; Molesworth 8/4/43; Missing in Action 6/9/43 with Bob Hullar, Co-pilot: Wilbur Klint, Navigator: Elmer Brown, Bombardier: Jim McCormick, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dale...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brunswick, Glynn County, GA 6 July 1924

Son of G P Hoyt.

Enlisted Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA 3 August 1942

Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia

Based Molesworth July 1943 – March 1944

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Ditched RTD English Channel 6 September 1943

Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD).

Died Lilburn, GA 3 November 2002
Buried Eternal Hills Cemetery, Snellville, Gwinnett County, GA 8 November 2002

Eternal Hills Cemetery
Snellville,
Gwinnett County, GA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2020 20:01:30 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2020 21:08:26 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards and events
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https://www.fold3.com/image/646319217
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113607040/george-f-hoyt

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2020 22:31:53 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2019 18:20:36 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84044910-george-f-hoyt
https://www.fold3.com/record/29779383-george-f-hoyt
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113607040/george-f-hoyt

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor

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