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Geohagan Hoyt O.

Name:
Hoyt O. Geohagan
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
34391112
Unit:
780th Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-08-03
State:
Alabama
Cemetery:
Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France
Plot:
K
Row:
34
Grave:
24
Decoration:
Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Comments:

Hoyt O. Geohagan was born on January 17, 1921, in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama. He was the son of John Jeff Geohagan and Sylvesta Irene Redmond Geohagan. He had four years of high school and was single without dependents. His civil occupation was listed under semiskilled furnacemen, smelters, and pourers. He was 6'1" and weighed 148 lbs.

Hoyt enlisted on September 14, 1942, at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He served in the 780th Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, as a Staff Sergeant and Gunner on the B-24 #42-78308 during World War II.

On August 3, 1944, his crew took off from Pantanella, Italy, on a bombing mission over Friedrichshafen, Germany. On their return, they were attacked and shot down by German aircraft. His aircraft crashed at Nassereith, Tyrol, Austria. He is commemorated on a plaque in Ehrwald, but his place of crash inscribed is at Biberweir.

SSgt Geohagan is now buried in the Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.tracesofwar.com, www.abmc.gov, "Missing in Action Failed to Return" Book by Nicole-Melanie Goll and Georg Hoffmann