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SGT James H Hurst

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SGT James H Hurst

Birth
Gosport, Owen County, Indiana, USA
Death
10 Nov 1944 (aged 22)
Germany
Burial
Cloverdale, Putnam County, Indiana, USA Add to Map
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This record is a "Cenotaph" in his honor

James is interred in the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, France. ( see below family links )

James served as a Sergeant and Ball Turret Gunner on B-17G "Tangerine II" #42-102531, 338th Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Indiana prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 5, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Railroad clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

James was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by German flak and crashed in Rheiningen, near Weisbaden, Germany during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 35578654

His brother, Sgt Clyde H Hurst, was also "Killed In Action" during the war. ( see below family links )

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on B-17G #42-102531:

Brodsky, Arthur J ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, IL
Fee, Jack B ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, MO
Ferguson, Edward E ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, OH
Fitzgerald, Edwin F ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, MA
Hurst, James H ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IN
Lobenstein, Frederick W ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, NY
Mortenson, Arthur E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, SD
Roszkowski, Edward ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, IL

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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This record is a "Cenotaph" in his honor

James is interred in the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, France. ( see below family links )

James served as a Sergeant and Ball Turret Gunner on B-17G "Tangerine II" #42-102531, 338th Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Indiana prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 5, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Railroad clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

James was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by German flak and crashed in Rheiningen, near Weisbaden, Germany during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 35578654

His brother, Sgt Clyde H Hurst, was also "Killed In Action" during the war. ( see below family links )

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on B-17G #42-102531:

Brodsky, Arthur J ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, IL
Fee, Jack B ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, MO
Ferguson, Edward E ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, OH
Fitzgerald, Edwin F ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, MA
Hurst, James H ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IN
Lobenstein, Frederick W ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, NY
Mortenson, Arthur E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, SD
Roszkowski, Edward ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, IL

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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SGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II



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