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Servicenumber: O-688590 Hawkins_Siegel_L

HAWKINS Siegel L MAR I 5 22 02

Age: 22
Born: 30 April 1921, Paden City, Wetzel County, West Virginia
Hometown: Wetzel, West Virginia
Family: John W. Hawkins (father)
Gladys A. Hawkins (mother)
Norman Hawkins (brother)
William Hawkins (brother)
Eugene Hawkins (brother)
Berol N. Hawkins (brother)
Utha M. Hawkins (sister)
Elizabeth R. (Witschey) Hawkins (wife)
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Function: Bombardier/Nose Gunner
Regiment: -
Battalion: -
Division – Transport: -
Company – Squadron: 367th Bomber Squadron
Unit – Group: 306th Bomber Group, Heavy
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
Serialnumber: 42-31428
Type: B-17G
Destination: Bernburg, Germany
Mission: Heavy bomb
MACR: 2655 
Date of death: 22 February 1944
Status: KIA
Place of death: 5 Km Eastward of Daaden, Altenkirchen, Germany
Spot: Not available
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot I, Row 5, Grave 22
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information: 2nd Lt Seigel Hawkins enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1942 having completed 4 years of high school.
Believed to be killed when plane exploded. Siegel didn't bail out.
The fuselage, the wings and engines were completely destroyed by flames. The rear portion of the fuselage with rudder was situated in a distance of about 800 meters from the crashlocation. The 4 bladed props type Hamilton were destroyed by flames and hitting the ground. The middle portion of fuselage with turret was in a destroyed condition and was located at the place of the crash.

Source of information: Astrid van Erp, Terry Hirsch,, 

Photo source: Peter Schouteten, Arie-Jan van Hees,


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