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Hernandez Melchor

Monuments

B-17 42-31322 Monument

 

Name:
Melchor Hernandez
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-686153
Unit:
364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-02-22
State:
California
Cemetery:
Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, California
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Comments:

Melchor Hernandez was born on January 6, 1921 in Texas. He served in the 364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomb Group (Heavy), based at Chelveston, Northamptonshire, as a Second Lieutenant and Bombardier of the B-17 #42-31322 "Mi Amigo" during World War II. On 22 February 1944, the heavily damaged USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft Mi Amigo was returning from a bombing mission over Aalborg, Denmark, where it had been attacked by enemy fighter aircraft. Around 5 pm, engines faltering, it emerged out of low clouds and crashed in the park. The entire crew perished.

2LT Hernandez is now buried in the Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, en.wikipedia.org