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Hobart L Byrne


Shot down by fighters and crashed at S Tutzing on 7/19/44 in B-17 'Little Princess' #42-31583, Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb 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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31583

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Chicago 21/12/43; New York 23/12/43; Presque Is 25/12/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-C] Molesworth 13/1/44; on mission to Landsberg 24/4/44 group nav Bill Kelly (Killed in Action); Missing in Action Augsburg...

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...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Denham Spring, Louisiana, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 19 July 1944

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16


Date Contributor Update
23 May 2021 19:01:58 jmoore43 Changes to biography, events and place associations

Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag Luft 4 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:04 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7415 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database