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Willard R Hornung 1
Level of Education: 2 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1919 1
New York 1
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Place: Kings County, New York 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
08 Dec 1941 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
12036082 1
Enlistment Place:
New York City New York 1
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Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
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Civil Life 1
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Skilled painters, construction and maintenance 1
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White 1
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Box Number: 0081 1
Film Reel Number: 1.74 1

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310th BG, 381st BS, Lt Willard Hornung, Nav. B-25

Italy

Lt Willard R Hornung was a Commissioned Navigator in the 310th Bomb Group, the 381st Bomb Squadron of B-25 Mitchell Medium Bombers flying COMBAT in the MTO.  (1943)

*** Lieutenant Willard R. Hornung flew a tour of 50 combat missions between March and September, 1943, in the 381st Bomb Squadron, 310th Bomb Group. Lieutenant Hornung flew most of his missions as bombardier in the crew of Captain Walter E. Coddington. Most of the Coddington crew's missions were flown in a B-25 named the "Green Hornet" (aircraft number 41-13085). Lieutenant Hornung appears to have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He also was awarded the Air Medal with numerous Oak Leaf Clusters.
Lieutenant Hornung wrote to his fiance, Marilyn, in South Carolina.  They were married in November 1943, almost immediately after Hornung returned from North Africa. Willard R. Hornung died in 1955.

Lt Willard R Hornung was a Commissioned Navigator in the 310th Bomb Group, the 381st Bomb Squadron of B-25 Mitchell Medium Bombers flying COMBAT in the MTO.  (1943)

*** Lieutenant Willard R. Hornung flew a tour of 50 combat missions between March and September, 1943, in the 381st Bomb Squadron, 310th Bomb Group. Lieutenant Hornung flew most of his missions as bombardier in the crew of Captain Walter E. Coddington. Most of the Coddington crew's missions were flown in a B-25 named the "Green Hornet" (aircraft number 41-13085). Lieutenant Hornung appears to have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He also was awarded the Air Medal with numerous Oak Leaf Clusters.
Lieutenant Hornung wrote to his fiance, Marilyn, in South Carolina.  They were married in November 1943, almost immediately after Hornung returned from North Africa. Willard R. Hornung died in 1955.

Lt was then assigned to the 47th BW and placed on Detached Service.

Hornung, Willard R., 1Lt, bombardier (0-729972)

(2347 84th St, Brooklyn NY)(not in WWII mem)

NARA - 12036082 HORNUNG#WILLARD#R# NY KINGS NYC NY 41 1919)

Willard departed for the ZI on 8 Oct. 1943    -  

(50th mission in Sep 43)    (DS at 47th Wing 22 Sep 43)

Barbi Ennis Connolly PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com 321st Bomb Group Historian.  57th Bomb Wing Historical Research Team;  John T Fitzgerald, Parri Johnson and Barbi Ennis Connolly.

 

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Willard Hornung

North Africa

 

 

 

1)    Lt Willard R Hornung was a Commissioned Bombardier/Navigator in the 310th Bomb Group, the 381st Bomb Squadron of B-25 Mitchell Medium Bombers flying COMBAT in the MTO.  (1943)

    Lieutenant Willard R. Hornung flew a tour of 50 combat missions between March and September, 1943, in the 381st Bomb Squadron, 310th Bomb Group.

     Lieutenant Hornung flew most of his missions as bombardier in the crew of Captain Walter E. Coddington. Most of the Coddington crew's missions were flown in a B-25 named the "Green Hornet" (aircraft number 41-13085).

      Lieutenant Hornung appears to have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He also was awarded the Air Medal with numerous Oak Leaf Clusters.
      Lieutenant Hornung wrote to his fiance, Marilyn, in South Carolina.  They were married in November 1943, almost immediately after Hornung returned from North Africa. Willard R. Hornung died in 1955.

  Lt was then assigned to the 47th BW and placed on Detached Service.

Hornung, Willard R., 1Lt, bombardier (0-729972)

(2347 84th St, Brooklyn NY)(not in WWII mem)

NARA - 12036082 HORNUNG#WILLARD#R# NY KINGS NYC NY 41 1919)

Willard departed for the ZI on 8 Oct. 1943    -  

(50th mission in Sep 43)    (DS at 47th Wing 22 Sep 43)

Barbi Ennis Connolly PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com 321st Bomb Group Historian.  57th Bomb Wing Historical Research Team;  John T Fitzgerald, Parri Johnson and Barbi Ennis Connolly.

 

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