Dillingham, Henry Gaylord, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1945-1945, M 1024, 502nd Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
Service Years
1941 - 1945
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Home State
Hawaii
Hawaii
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Honolulu, Hawaii
Last Address
Northwest Field, Guam, Mariana Islands

Casualty Date
Jul 25, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: D432

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World War II FallenAir Force Memorial (AFM)
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  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments
402nd Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy502nd Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
  1945-1945, M 1024, 402nd Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy
  1945-1945, M 1024, 502nd Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
Harvard UniversityHarvard University
  1936-1940, Harvard University2
  1940-1942, Harvard University1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1944-1945, B-29 Superfortress2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was a member of one of the leading families of Hawaii. He was killed when his B-29 was hit by flak over Kawasaki, Japan and burst into flames. The former Dillingham AFB, Oahu, Hawaii was named for him in 1948.
 
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-29/42-63678.html
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
www.315bw.org/wing1.html
http://www.315bw.org/MACR_14793.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dillingham_Airfield
hawaii.gov/hawaiiaviation%3E/hawaii-airfields-airports/oahu-pre-world-war-ii/dillingham-field
http://home.ancestry.com
http://user.xmission.com/~tmathews/b29/56years/56years-4507b.html
   
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