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Hopkins Horace E.

Monuments

B-17 Crash

Info Sign

Name:
Horace E. Hopkins
Rank:
First Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-803206
Unit:
510th Bomber Squadron, 351st Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-05-27
State:
Ohio
Cemetery:
MIddlefield Cemetery, Middlefield, Ohio
Plot:
east B12
Row:
10
Grave:
D
Decoration:
Comments:

Pilot of the B-17 “Queen of the Air” , serial number 42-31975, that took off from Station 110 Polebrook in Northamptonshire in the UK at 8am on 27 May 1944. Shot down by an ME 109 German fighter at 12:30. Hopkins was killed along with 7 of his crewmembers. 2 successfully bailed out and survived.