Flt O Theodore Edward Hearne

Flt O Theodore Edward Hearne

Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Jul 1944 (aged 24)
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Ted served as a Flight Officer in the Headquarters Squadron, XII Fighter Command, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on September 16, 1940, prior to the war, in Wilmington. He was noted as Single, without dependents.

He was declared "Missing In Action" during the war and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross and a Purple Heart.

Jamie added:
Certificate signed by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

"In grateful memory of Flight Officer Theodore E. Hearne, A.S. No. T-192922 who died in the service of his country in the North African Area, July 20, 1944.

He stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings.
Freedom lives. And through it, he lives--in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men"

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



Gravesite Details Entered the service from Delaware.



  • Maintained by: Jamie O
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56364110
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Flt O Theodore Edward Hearne (31 May 1920–20 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56364110, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by Jamie O (contributor 48435828) .