Warren G. Hammond was born on May 31, 1925 in Rhode Island. He resided in Providence County, Rhode Island prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on July 21, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island. He was noted as being employed as a Stock Clerk and also as Single, without dependents. Warren served as a Technical Sergeant, 561st Bomber Squadron, 388th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
Sgt Hammond was the Engineer on the B-17G 43-38623 "Easy Does It" that was shot down over Hanau on 17 February 1945. Hammond successfully parachuted from the plane but was captured on the ground by the Hanau police who turned him over to the Gestapo. He was executed in the courtyard behind the Gestapo headquarters by a single shot to the head. Sgt Hammond was Killed in Action on February 17, 1945 in Germany at the age of 19 and is now buried in the Alice Hunt Cemetery, Canaan, Essex County, Vermont, USA. He was one of the many brave Americans of the 388th Bomber Group who lost their lives in aerial operations against the German forces from June 1943 - August 1945.
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