Biel, Hipolitus Thomas, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 4th Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1944
First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
St. Paul, Minnesota
Last Address
RAF Debden, England

Casualty Date
Apr 24, 1944
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Saint Paul, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Soldiers Rest - Section 72

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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School334th Fighter Squadron  - Fighting Eagles4th Fighter Group
  1942-1943, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, 334th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Eagles
  1943-1944, 4th Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1942-1943, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1944, P-51/F-51 Mustang2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt Hipolitus T. Biel was deployed to England with the 334th Fighter Squadron of the 4th Fighter Group in September of 1943. He is credited with downing 5.33 German aircraft in the air and 6 more on the ground. He was shot down (KIA) on April 24, 1944 in aerial combat south of Darmstadt, Germany in P-51B 42-106636 QP-X. Source:
"1. Organization: Location AAF Sta F-356: Command or Air Force: 8FC-8AF
Group: 4th Fighter; Squadron: 334 Fighter
2. Specify: Point of Departure: AAF Station F-356; Intended destination: Frankfurt Area; Type of Mission: Free Lance Support
3. Weather Conditions and Visibility at the Time of Crash or When Last Reported: Nil cloud - visibility unlimited.
4. Give date: 24 Apr 1944; Time: 1245; and Location: Darmstadt Area, Germany
5. Aircraft Was Lost, Or is Believed To Have Been Lost, As A Result Of: Check Only One:  X Other Circumstances - Unknown. No report from Lt. Biel after group encountered 34 Fw-190 and Me 109s. No one reports seeing Lt. Biel go down...
10: Number Of Persons Aboard Aircraft: Crew-1; Passengers: 0; Total: 1.
Name In Full (Last Name First):
Biel, Hipolitus Thomas           Rank: 1st Lt   Serial Number: (Note ommited for the purposes of this profile)
Date of Report: 28 April 1944     Signed Julius W. Toy , Capt, A.C. Ass't S-3 (Signature of Preparing Officer)"
Source: War Department Headquarters Army Air Force - Missing Air Crew Report,



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