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Hackworth Richard G.

Monuments

B-17 41-24501

Name:
Richard G. Hackworth
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
15068649
Unit:
368th Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
0000-00-00
State:
Ohio
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SSgt Richard G. Hackworth, radio operator of the B-17 41-24501, took off from Station 111 in Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, UK on a bombing mission over St Nazaire’s submarine pens. They were targeted by flak and fighters until the crew bailed out over the Atlantic. Hackworth was taken prisoner and sent to Stalag 17B in Braunau, Gneikendorf.