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Manuel Hantober


Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Left his plane for paperwork and was killed by spinning propellor. His plane was B-24 41-29231 'The Impatient Virgin' piloted by George Thom. Died non Battle (DNB).

Awards: PH.



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  • George Thom

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick mission 8-Apr-44 in B-24 42-7767 'Shack Rabbit'; Shot down by fighters, remained with A/C as crew baled out, following them at extreme low level. Seemingly he...

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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. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-29231 The Impatient Virgin

    B-24 Liberator
    Transferred to 389th Bomb Group, then to 448th Bomb Group, 714th Bomb Squadron. On 25 Feb 1944, B-24H #41-29231 'Impatient Virgin' crash landed at RAF Lympne, Kent on return from target Furth, GR.

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...


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Born Kings County, NY 1910

Son of Herman and Frieda [Kurtzman] Hantober.

Enlisted Fort Jay Governors Island, NY 23 September 1942
Based Shipdham 1944 – 3 February 1944

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Shipdham, UK 3 February 1944

Died in accident with spinning propellor, after having left his aircraft whilst they were warming engines for mission. Died non Battle (DNB).

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Camb 4 February 1944

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Cambridge

Buried New Montefiore Cemetery, West Babylon, NY 1948

New Montefiore Cemetery
West Babylon,
Suffolk County, NY


Date Contributor Update
01 April 2019 18:46:17 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:33 AAM AAM ingest

44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualities p. 204 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia