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Hindersinn Kenneth

Name:
Kenneth Hindersinn
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-800538
Unit:
83rd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group
Date of Death:
2003-02-09
State:
Massachusetts
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Decoration:
Air Medal with two Oak Leaves
Comments:

2nd Lt Kenneth Hindersinn, pilot of the P-47 Thunderbolt 42-74652, took off from station 357 Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK on an escort mission for B-17s to the submarine pens at Bordeaux. Over la Rochelle south of Chateaubriand, German fighters from Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen", commanded by Major Egon Mayer, shot down four of the P-47s, including Hindersinnís. He was captured and sent to Stalag Luft 1 in Barth Vogelsang, Prussia.