2Lt Alvin Royce Hoffman

2Lt Alvin Royce Hoffman

Mohall, Renville County, North Dakota, USA
Death 24 Nov 1944 (aged 23–24)
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56110953 · View Source
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2nd Lieutenant Hoffman was Killed In Action aboard U.S. Army Air Corps
B-29-40-BW Superfortress #42-24622, nicknamed "Lucky Irish." While on the first
B-29 bombardment mission to Tokyo from the Marianas Islands, target the
Musashino Aircraft Engine Factory, was shot down by enemy Ki-44 fighter and
spiralled into the sea 20 miles from shore, with the loss of all eleven crew.
With the 497th Bomb Group, 870th Bomb Squadron.

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  • Maintained by: Tim Cook
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56110953
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Alvin Royce Hoffman (1920–24 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56110953, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Tim Cook (contributor 46481904) .