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Calvin J. Hoff
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1921
South Dakota, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1944, At Sea

Corp. Calvin J. Hoff Lost
Hometown: South Dakota
Service #37260912
Pilot Flt/Of. Gordon E. Robinson Lost

Target: "Foreign Ferry" mission
MACR # 9460
Date Lost: 2-Nov-44
Serial Number: #44-49399
Aircraft Model B-24L
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location: missing over the Atlantic between Iceland and Labrador.
Cause: Unknown Crew of 10 Lost

Cpl. Hoff appears tablets of the missing East Coast Memorial Manhattan New York, USA he has a cenotaph memorial Menno Cemetery Hutchinson County South Dakota

Document from the War Department of an Emil E.E. Papenfuse, Jr. 35055951. He was missing while flying from Goose Bay, Labrador to Meeks Field, Iceland and was lost while flying over the North Atlantic 11-2-44. He was assigned to North Atlantic Wing, Air Transport Command, (Redesignated N Atlantic Division, Air Transport Command June 27 1944) The mission was listed as "Foreign Ferry" under command of the ETO USA; as such the plane was not to any group or squadron when it was lost. The document says American Area, I would take that to be the aircraft was deemed lost somewhere within the first 3 hours (~600 miles) of its flight which would have been in the American area of operations. Beyond about 3 hours for most long distance flights it was the point of no return and for aircraft transiting to Europe and Iceland if lost it would be classed as European Theatre of Operation.

The #44-49399 crew
Flt/Of. Gordon E. Robinson Pilot
Flt/Of. Gordon E. Robinson Pilot
Flt/Of. Thomas A. Stoback
Flt/Of. Rudolph R. Vizzini
2nd/Lt. Bernard R. Nies
Sgt. Emil E. E. Papenfuse Jr.
Cpl. John F. Buckley
Corp. John F. Buckley
Corp. Charles A. Bullen
Corp. Calvin J. Hoff
Corp. Calvin J. Hoff
Corp. Bert Holland
Corp. Bert Holland
Corp. Chester L. Young  
Note: He also has a memorial marker at Menno Cemetery in Menno, SD.
East Coast Memorial
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Jun 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71745111
Calvin J. Hoff
Added by: Drew Sachs
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Thank you Calvin for your service and courage
- tombstonegal
 Added: Mar. 14, 2014

- Old Coot
 Added: Dec. 30, 2013

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