Remembering Today-1st Lieutenant JOHN WILLIAM HULL 427 Bomb Sq., 303rd Bomb Gr., U.S. Air Force

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  1. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    John W. Hull
    First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
    Service # O-734462
    427th Bomber Squadron, 303rd Bomber Group, Heavy
    Entered the Service from: California
    Died: 26-Nov-43
    Buried at: Plot D Row 6 Grave 31
    Netherlands American Cemetery
    Margraten, Netherlands
    Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

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    John William Hull was Bombardier of the B-17 bomber "Mr.Five-by-Five", 427th Bomber Squadron, 303rd Bomber Group. The airplane crashed Friday 26 November 1943, while on a mission to Bremen. It crashed into the North Sea. The body of John Hull washed ashore on 13 February 1944. The bodies of the other 9 crewmembers were never found.

    John was the older brother of Robert L.L. Hull, from who I adopted the grave at the American Cemetery in the Netherlands. He never knew what exactly happened to his brother, as he was killed on 4 January 1944.

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  2. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    A short passage about John and his plane is published in the Molesworth Pilot, the 303rd BG newsletter.
    http://www.303rdbg.com/news/2010-12-28.html
     

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