Maj. James H. Hancock


(55th FGA Newsletter)

Maj. James H. Hancock

38th FS - 04 June 1942 - 16 July 1944

Assigned Aircraft

P-38H CG-H "Repulsive"
P-38J CG-H 42-67811

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
01 15 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands
n/a 16 October 1943 (Practice Mission)
02 16 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands (Red 3)
03 17 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands (White 3)
04 18 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands (Red 3)
05 19 October 1943 Sweep - Ameins Area (Blue 3 - Returned early due to engine trouble)
06 20 October 1943 Duren (Blue 3)
07 22 October 1943 Cambrai (Yellow 3)
08 24 October 1943 St. Andre L'Eure (Red Leader - Returned early due to fuel problem)
n/a 30 October 1943 Mission recalled after take-off (White 3)
09 03 November 1943 Wilhelmshaven (White 3)
10 05 November 1943 Gelsenkirchen (Red Leader)
15 13 November 1943 Bremen (Blue Leader)
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Score Detail 05 January 1944  FW-190 destroyed (air) SW Kiel
05 January 1944 
Me-109 probable (air) SW Kiel
22 May 1944 
FW-190 destroyed (air) SW Kiel
Notes Entered service from Sebring, Florida.
ASN - O-659122
04 June 1942 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron
20 November 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal
15 March 1944 - Crashed on take-off in P-38J CG-H 42-67811. Plane flipped on back and totalled by fire.  Crash caused by one engine failure.  Capt. Hancock OK.
Became CO of 38th FS.
Nose art for Hancock's P-38 painted by Sgt. Robert Sand.
16 July 1944 - Ended Tour of Duty

Passed away on 26th December 1994

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