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Milton L Hymes Jr

Military

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!

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  • Robert Holly

    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.

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Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron

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Event Location Date
Born Savannah, Georgia, USA 1922
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 20 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2021 21:22:59 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
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Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2019 05:14:15 hobu1024 Changes to biography
Sources

National Archives WWII Casualty List from Chatham County, Georgia.

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2019 05:10:46 hobu1024 Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

National Archives WWII casualty lists from Chatham County Georgia.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5926 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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