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Sgt Harner Huston Hildebrand

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Sgt Harner Huston Hildebrand

Birth
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Death
18 Mar 1944 (aged 22)
Germany
Burial
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID
58800424 View Source

Sgt Hildebrand was in the Army Air Corps and was a gunner on a B-17 bomber. His plane was shot down over France and he was killed in action as he was returning from a bombing run over Germany.

Waynesboro News Virginian-date of paper: October 29, 1948

Sgt. Harner H. Hildebrand,gunner on a Liberator bomber, previously reported as missing was killed in action on March 18 over Germany, according to a report received by the War Department through the International Red Cross.A telegram received from the Adjutant General by the soldier's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hunter H. Hildebrand, former residents of Waynesboro, and Charlottesville, but now residing at Edgewood, Md., stated that further particulars would be given in a letter.Sgt. Hildebrand, 23, was born at Mechum's River and attended McGuffey, Clark and Lane High Schools. Before entering the service in November, 1942, he was an employee of the Paramounty Theatre, Charlottesville.He received his training in camps at Keesler Field, Biloxi, Miss.; Laredo, Texas; El Paso, Texas; and Topeka, Kan. He sailed for England, last January and was stationed at various times in England and Ireland. Sgt. Hildebrand had made several flights over Germany. The last letter received from him by his parents was dated March 12, and was sent from England.Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister, Miss Florence Louise Hildebrand, now employed at the Edgewood Arsenal Plant; three brothers, Edward H. Hildebrand and Lawrence W. Hildebrand, both in the Army, and Dabney C. Hildebrand, 14, now living at Edgewood, Md. Both Edward and Lawrence are at present stationed in Hawaii, the former in the Signal Corps, and the latter in Anti-Aircraft Artillery.Sgt. Hildebrand's mother is the former Miss Ramonia Harner, daughter to Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Harner, of New Hope.

Crew of "AMBLING OAKIE"
2nd/Lt. Gerald M. Dalton Pilot KIA
2nd/Lt. Harold D. Storey Co Pilot KIA
2nd/Lt. Phillip Sherman Navigator KIA
2nd/Lt. Arony H. Brandes Bombardier KIA
S/Sgt. Homer W. Holmes Engineer KIA
S/Sgt. Erwin D. Conley Radio Op. KIA
Sgt. John T. Brown Gunner KIA
S/SGT Charles F. Payne Gunner EVD
Sgt. Harner H. Hildebrand Gunner KIA
Sgt. Adraine L. Taylor Gunner
S/Sgt. Leo E. Bernard Gunner

Sgt Hildebrand was in the Army Air Corps and was a gunner on a B-17 bomber. His plane was shot down over France and he was killed in action as he was returning from a bombing run over Germany.

Waynesboro News Virginian-date of paper: October 29, 1948

Sgt. Harner H. Hildebrand,gunner on a Liberator bomber, previously reported as missing was killed in action on March 18 over Germany, according to a report received by the War Department through the International Red Cross.A telegram received from the Adjutant General by the soldier's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hunter H. Hildebrand, former residents of Waynesboro, and Charlottesville, but now residing at Edgewood, Md., stated that further particulars would be given in a letter.Sgt. Hildebrand, 23, was born at Mechum's River and attended McGuffey, Clark and Lane High Schools. Before entering the service in November, 1942, he was an employee of the Paramounty Theatre, Charlottesville.He received his training in camps at Keesler Field, Biloxi, Miss.; Laredo, Texas; El Paso, Texas; and Topeka, Kan. He sailed for England, last January and was stationed at various times in England and Ireland. Sgt. Hildebrand had made several flights over Germany. The last letter received from him by his parents was dated March 12, and was sent from England.Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister, Miss Florence Louise Hildebrand, now employed at the Edgewood Arsenal Plant; three brothers, Edward H. Hildebrand and Lawrence W. Hildebrand, both in the Army, and Dabney C. Hildebrand, 14, now living at Edgewood, Md. Both Edward and Lawrence are at present stationed in Hawaii, the former in the Signal Corps, and the latter in Anti-Aircraft Artillery.Sgt. Hildebrand's mother is the former Miss Ramonia Harner, daughter to Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Harner, of New Hope.

Crew of "AMBLING OAKIE"
2nd/Lt. Gerald M. Dalton Pilot KIA
2nd/Lt. Harold D. Storey Co Pilot KIA
2nd/Lt. Phillip Sherman Navigator KIA
2nd/Lt. Arony H. Brandes Bombardier KIA
S/Sgt. Homer W. Holmes Engineer KIA
S/Sgt. Erwin D. Conley Radio Op. KIA
Sgt. John T. Brown Gunner KIA
S/SGT Charles F. Payne Gunner EVD
Sgt. Harner H. Hildebrand Gunner KIA
Sgt. Adraine L. Taylor Gunner
S/Sgt. Leo E. Bernard Gunner


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