Brother of David B. Hinton who resided in Bay City, Texas.
LTC Hinton served as a Lieutenant Colonel and Co-Pilot on B-24J #44-40929, 372nd Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Texas prior to the war.
He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on January 22, 1944.
B-24J #44-40929 took off from Morotai Island on a bombing mission to Miri. During this mission it was believed that this B-24 was hit by enemy flak causing them to crash in Indonesia during the war.
LTC Hinton was "Killed In Action" in this crash.
He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in Manila, Philippine Islands and was later repatriated here on January 16, 1950.
Service # O-326153
The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.
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Crew who perished on B-24J (#44-40929):
Bennett, Leonard C, S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Harrison, Fred K, 1st Lt, Navigator, LA
Hanan, Roy E, T/Sgt, Engineer, OK
Hinton, J. W., LTC, Co-Pilot, TX
Hritz, Henry J, T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NJ
Jones, Robert M, 1st Lt, Bombardier, VT
Patrick, Herbert N. F., 1st Lt, Pilot, CA
Podewils, Robert H, S/Sgt, Asst. Radio-Op, NY
Shea, Francis E, S/Sgt, Gunner, KS
Westlund, George H, S/Sgt, Asst Engineer, MN
Wong, Thomas Y., Sgt, Gunner, NY
Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
LT COL, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
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