Hampshire, John F., Jr., Capt Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Last Unit
1942-1943, M 1055, US AIR FORCE/Air Ace
Service Years
1940 - 1943
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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1919
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Grants Pass, Oregon
Last Address
Kunming, China

Casualty Date
May 02, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
China
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section C, Plot 292

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 Unit Assignments
75th Fighter Squadron  - Tiger Sharks23rd Fighter GroupChina-Burma-India (CBI)US AIR FORCE/Air Ace
  1942-1943, M 1055, 75th Fighter Squadron - Tiger Sharks
  1942-1943, M 1055, 23rd Fighter Group
  1942-1943, M 1055, China-Burma-India (CBI)
  1942-1943, M 1055, US AIR FORCE/Air Ace
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
  1942-1943, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk1
 Combat and Operations History
  1942-1943 Missions/Operations/Various Missions Over China & Burma & India 1941-45
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was credited with destroying 13 enemy aircraft in aerial combat. He was defending the city of Changsha, China against Japanese fighters and managed to shoot 1 down but fire from another badly wounded him in the stomach. He managed to land his aircraft in the Xiang (or Hsiang) River but died before he could get adequate medical treatment.
His enlistment year is approximate.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
www.soptv.org/hometown-heroes-johnny-hampshire/
www.evergreenmuseum.org/the-museum/oregon-aviation-hall-of-honor/
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
www.fold3.com/image/#28826657
cbi-theater-1.home.comcast.net/~cbi-theater-1/lantern/lantern-aaf.html
   
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  2013, World War II Fallen
  2014, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
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