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Hoy Clyde Bonnett Jr

Military

Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2455

Awards: DFC, AM (6 OLC), PH.

Service

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  • Clifton Freeman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2455 ...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 451st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-34856 Denalis' Cheechakoo

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR 6 x KIA MACR 2455

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Magdalena, NM 18 February 1918

Son of Hoy Clyde Sr and Minne M Bonnett.

Enlisted 16 January 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 29 February 44

Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Pilot training 1943

Advanced pilot training,
Chickassa, Randolph Field
Foster Field, ?

Promotion Andrews Field, UK 1 October 1943

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died Abbeville, France 29 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34856; crashed Abbeville, FR KIA MACR 2455

Buried 1948

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville Sur Mer, FR
Plot B Row 12 Grave 28

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2020 22:05:26 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28604126
https://www.fold3.com/image/539218960
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763227
https://www.fold3.com/image/226772885
https://www.fold3.com/record/84762342-hoy-c-bonnett-jr
https://www.fold3.com/record/529911622-hoy-c-bonnett-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56642506/hoy-c-bonnett

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

451 BS Assoc, B-26 memorials guide / 9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association)

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