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Those known to have served with  389th Bomb Sqd, USAAF during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Hunter William F. First Lieutenant (d.9th March 1945)
  • Hunter William F. First Lieutenant (d.9th March 1945)
  • Iavecchia Veto.
  • Peterson Roy. S/Sgt.

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First Lieutenant William F Hunter 389 Bomb Group/H 564 Bomb Squadron (d.9th March 1945)

I have adopted a grave of a fallen soldier who died in World War 2, on the 9th March 1945. He's buried at the American Netherlands Cemetery Margraten.

His name is William F Hunter. O-792598, 1st Lt, American Airforce 564 BOMB SQ 389 BOMB GP/H/

If there is anyone who have some further information please I would love to know.

Guido Sipers



First Lieutenant William F Hunter 389 Bomb Group/H 564 Bomb Squadron (d.9th March 1945)

I have adopted a grave of a fallen soldier who died in World War 2, on the 9th March 1945. He's buried at the American Netherlands Cemetery Margraten.

His name is William F Hunter. O-792598, 1st Lt, American Airforce 564 BOMB SQ 389 BOMB GP/H/

If there is anyone who have some further information please I would love to know.

Guido Sipers



Veto Iavecchia 2nd Air Division 389th Bomb Group

Veto Iavecchia enrolled in Army Air Forces flight school during World War II and was qualified as a bambardier in the 389th Bomb Group, Second Air Division, Eighth Air Force.

He was stationed in England and participated in two missions on D-Day. On a 20th June 1944, bombing run to destroy the synthetic-fuel supplies in Politz, Germany, his B-24 bomber, "Mistah Chick", with 11 aboard, was hit by enemy fire. The flak disabled the plane's hydraulics and caused fuel to leak. Unable to return to England, and uncertain how long the fuel would hold out, the crew voted to try and make it across the Baltic Sea to neutral Sweden. The crew jettisoned everything, including the machine guns, through the bomb bay doors. The plane made it across the Baltic, and, with the landing gear inoperable, the pilot landed on a dirt field. The crewman suffered only minor injuries. The Swedish Government interned the crew. Unaware of what had happened, the War Department sent telegrams to the men's families saying the crew was "missing in action and last seen over Politz, Germany". Five weeks later, the families learned that the crew of the "Mistah Chick" had been located; five months after that, the crewmen were freed.

S. Flynn



S/Sgt. Roy Peterson 567th Bomb Sqdn. 389th Bomb Group

My grandfather was a POW at Stalag Luft 1 for about seven and a half months after his B24 Liberator bomber took anti-aircraft fire over Koblenz in late September/early October 1944. Five of his ten crew were killed that day. He and his radio operator were captured together.

Kendra Ogles







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