SSgt Parke L. Hoover

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SSgt Parke L. Hoover

Birth
Death 19 Aug 1943 (aged 18–19)
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 56310197 · View Source
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Waist Gunner S/Sgt. Parke L. Hoover DFC MIA/KIA
Hometown: Hellertown, Pa
Squadron: 513th BS 376th Bomb Group
Service # 13078700
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/Lt. Wayne V. Friberg DFC MIA/KIA

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Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 19-Aug-43
Serial Number: 42-40660
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Letter: A
Aircraft Name: LITTLE RICHARD
Location: Ditched in the Mediterranean
Cause: Crew 7KIA 3POW or RTD
Notes:

Seven of Lt. Fribergs crew flying LITTLE RICHARD are listed as MIA/KIA date August 19 1943. Navigator Kenneth D. Hamilton on this mission survived ditching and spent 18 hours in Mediterranean.

Crew of LITTLE RICHARD
1Lt Wayne V. Friberg Pilot
1Lt Richard F. Hurd Co Pilot
2nd/Lt. George A. Lascurettes Bombardier
2nd/1Lt David O. Schoocraft
T/Sgt. Woodrow W. Johnston Engineer
T/Sgt. Jewett A. Bale Radio Op.
/S/Sgt. Parke L. Hoover Gunner
S/Sgt. John J. Masterson Gunner
S/Sgt. Albert Grosse Gunner

Sgt. Grosse, Sgt. Bale, Sgt. Johnston, Sgt. Masterson, Sgt. Hoover, Lt. George A. Lascurettes, Lt. Kenneth D. Hamilton with pilot 1st/Lt. Wayne V. Friberg and Co Pilot Lt. Richard F. Hurd flew B24 BARREL HOUSE BESSIE in "Operation Tidal Wave" the low level raid on Ploesti oil refinery. They were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor.
B24 42-40660 was piloted by 1st/Lt. Dean Lear in the ploesti raid.


Family Members

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Pennsylvania.

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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56310197
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Parke L. Hoover (1924–19 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56310197, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .