1/Lt. David Robert Hailey Jr.


(Charles Hailey)

1/Lt. David Robert Hailey Jr.

338th FS - 30 March 1944 - 13 September 1944

Assigned Aircraft

CL-S

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List

55th FG Mission #

Date Target
85 28 April 1944 Chateaudun (early return due to wheel door malfunction - no sortie)
90 08 May 1944 Berlin (escorted Maj. Bollwerk out)
97 21 May 1944 Chattanooga No.1 (claimed 1 power station damaged)
177 07 July 1944 Bernburg
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Score Detail 07 July 1944  FW-190 destroyed (air) W/Bernburg (Charles Hailey)
07 July 1944  Me-109 damaged (air) W/Bernburg
Notes Date of Birth:  27 September 1920.
From Carthage, Tennessee.
ASN-O-754500
30 August 1943 - Commenced Active Duty
30 August 1943 - Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant
30 March 1944 - Assigned to the 338th Fighter Squadron
13 May 1944 - Awarded the Air Medal
20 May 1944 - Awarded Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
08 June 1944 - Awarded Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
21 June 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
24 June 1944 - Awarded Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
03 July 1944 - Appointed Flight Commander of 'C' Flight
13 July 1944 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
13 September 1944 - Ended tour of duty
Further awards: European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars

Ground Crew - Sgt. Samuel E. Landrus

Medals
Memories  
Additional Photographs and Images David R. Hailey at home in Carthage (c.1940s) (Charles Hailey)

David R. Hailey Jr. at Thunderbird Field in 1942 (Charles Hailey)

David R. Hailey Jr. at Thunderbird Field in 1942 Photo 2 (Charles Hailey)

David R. Hailey Jr. at Thunderbird Field in 1942 Photo 3 (Charles Hailey)

L-R Lt. Hailey and Lt. Gilmore (Robert M. Littlefield)

Lt. Hailey with his P-38 (Charles Hailey)

Lt. Hailey and crew on his P-38 (Charles Hailey)

Lt. Hailey and crew on his P-51 (Charles Hailey)

Lt. Hailey in England (Charles Hailey)

Commendation from LtCol. Jack W. Hayes Jr. (post war 55th FG CO) to Lt. Hailey in June 1945 (Charles Hailey)

Lt. Hailey's Certficate of Service (Charles Hailey)

Lt. Hailey's Military Record and Report of Separation (Charles Hailey)

Newspaper Clippings (Charles Hailey)

Newspaper Clipping (Charles Hailey)

Newspaper Clippings of Lt. Hailey receiving medals and awards (Charles Hailey)
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