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SSgt Harry D Hoffman

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SSgt Harry D Hoffman

Birth
Death 10 May 1944
Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt Stadt, Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), Austria
Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 32 Grave 41
Memorial ID 56656300 View Source

Harry served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator/Gunner on B-24H #41-28894, 747th Bomber Squadron, 456th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Harry was normally assigned to the 457th Bomber Group but either was assigned or volunteered for this mission with the 456th.

He resided in New York prior to the war.

Harry was "Killed In Action", while on a bombing mission, when his B-24 was shot down by German Anti-Aircraft and crashed near Wiener Neustadt, Austria during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32639877

Son of Fannie Hoffman who resided in New York City, New York.

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-28894:

Berreen, Charles W ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Clark, Richard R ~ Capt, Pilot, CA
Grella, Marion A ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NE
Hoffman, Harry D ~ S/Sgt, Radio/Gunner, NY
Ritchey, Wayne C ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, IA
Ward, Edward C ~ Sgt, Gunner, FL
Williams, Marvin J ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, IA
Wilt, Albert R ~ 2nd Lt, Passenger, NY

Airmen who became POW's: B-24H #41-28894:

Allen, James K ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, OK
Bowlan, David O ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, AR
Curry, Edward J ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Lane, Lyle V ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, MS, "DOW"

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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SSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56656300
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56656300/harry-d-hoffman : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Harry D Hoffman (unknown–10 May 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56656300, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .