Crashed 20 June 1944 after in air collision near Schonberg in B-24 42-100351, Killed in Action.
2nd Lt Milton L. Hymes Jr. was a childhood friend of my father's. They grew up a block away from each other in Savannah, Ga, both joined the AAF and were assigned to B-24 Liberators. When my father died, I found that he had saved a newspaper clipping describing the loss of 2ndLt Hymes. I really did not know who he was until I did a little research. Missing, but Never forgotten!
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
Mid air collision and crash near Schonberg on 6/20/44 in B-24 #42100351 Killed in Action (KIA). The other aircraft involved was B24 42-95144.
Robert's story is told in the 2014 book, Killed in Action: The Story of Robert Holly, written by David Kohler.
Units served with
The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...
||Savannah, Georgia, USA
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||20 June 1944