2/Lt. Melvin A. Hawes


(D. Bighia)

2/Lt. Melvin A. Hawes

38th FS - 28 February 1944 - 12 May 1944

Assigned Aircraft

Not Known

Mission History

Flew 5 combat missions

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
64 22 March 1944 Berlin (Yellow 2)
65 23 March 1944 (Spare, no mission credit as no place to fill in)
66 24 March 1944 Metz (Yellow 2)
71 11 April 1944 Sorau - Cottbus (Yellow 2)
72 12 April 1944 Oscherleben Zwickau (Yellow 2)
73 13 April 1944 Augsburg (Yellow 2)
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes ASN - O-444571
28 February 1944 - Assigned to the 38th Fighter Squadron
13 April 1944 - Bailed out over the English Channel (Bradwell Bay) and suffered broken arm and injuries to both his thighs.  Rescued by Air Sea Rescue, Unit No. 27 after it had responded to an emergency call from a ditching 390th BG B-17 and came across Lt. Hawes by pure chance.
12 May 1944 - Relieved from assigned and transferred to Detachment of Patients, 48th General Hospital
Passed away in 1991.
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