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T/Sgt James R. Hurd—Radio Operator

T/Sgt James R. Hurd was the Radio Operator on my uncles plane when it was shoot down on 25 June 1944. I have not made contact with his family or located additional information at this time. Please submit any information about James R. Hurd.

Name Position Rank Serial Number Last Known Address Contact Listed
James R. Hurd Radio Operator T/Sgt 13121851 Mrs. Mrs. Betty W. Hurd
Box 138
Martinsville, VA
Wife
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James R. Hurd Picture
James R. Hurd article from the Martinsville Daily Bulletin dated Saturday, July 8, 1944
Information from Ancestry.com
Excerpt from 307th Bomb Group Mission Report 14 June 1944 (307-282):
Information Listed on NARA
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James R. Hurd Picture:

The following picture is courtesy of Rick Ward and Paul Jurica.


James R. Hurd

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Martinsville Daily Bulletin:

The following artcle is courtesy of Rick Ward and Paul Jurica.


James R. Hurd article from the Martinsville Daily Bulletin dated Saturday, July 8, 1944

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Information from Ancestry.com
The following information was located on Ancestry.com:

    Source Database: 1930 United States Federal Census
    Name: James R Hurd
    Age: 6
    Estimated birth year: abt 1924
    Relation to head-of-house: Son
    Father's Name: Muncie Hurd
    Mother's Name: Hettie Hurd
    Home in 1930: Martinsville, Henry, Virginia

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Excerpt from 307th Bomb Group Mission Report 14 June 1944 (307-282):
Excerpt from 307th Bomb Group Mission Report 14 June 1944 (307-282): Lt. Coleman's Crew: About 1131/K, one Hamp from 11 o'clock level, passed about 300 yards to the left, breaking into a steep right turn at about 7 o'clock. L/W gunner, T/Sgt. John Hurd, fired several long bursts. The Hamp was seen to wobble and then go into a spin smoking. S/Sgt. Bill J. Williams, tail gunner of this A/P, saw this Hamp explode 3,000 below.

Three to five minutes after bombs away, one Hamp came up from 4 o'clock low, burning in on the nose of the squadron behind. Tail gunner, S/Sgt. Bill J. Williams, fired several long bursts as the Hamp came from 4 to 6 o'clock at approximately 300 yards. This plane went into a glide and was seen to crash in the water.

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NARA Information:
Information Listed on NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) http://www.archives.gov/aad/):
  • Born in Ohio in 1924
  • Enlisted 7 Dec, 1942 Richmond, Virginia

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