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Stewart Huntoon 2
Age in 1930: 7 2
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Estimated Birth Year: 1923 2
Death:
10 Dec 1944 1
Italy 1
Cause: Shot-down/Combat Mission 1
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Place: JASPER County, Missouri 2
From: 1930 2
Enumeration District: JOPLIN CITY, VOTING PCT 5 2

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S/Sgt Stewart Huntoon, KIA 10 Dec. 1944

Italy

Stewart Huntoon was in the 57th Bomb Wing, the 321st Bomb Group and the 446th Bomb Squad.  He flew Combat Mission in the B-25 Mitchells, in the MTO during WW II.

KILLED IN ACTION on 10 December 1944 During a Bombing Mission on the Bologna Barracks, Bologna, Italy. The Plane was Damaged By Flak Over the Target, & Bail Out Orders Were Given;  S/Sgt. Hermanson DIED When His Cute Failed To Open Or Opened Too Late.   He and Another Crew Member (Stewart Huntoon) Were Buried In a Churchyard At Montecuccolo, Italy by Italian Farmers. Three crew members died, Three others survived. This was S/Sgt. Hermanson's 51st Mission.  He had flown 50 Missions, Returned Home to the U.S. For Over a Year, Then Rejoined the 446th Squadron & This Was His 1st Mission Upon His Return Overseas.

A/C No. 43-27895 “Haulin’ Ass” (MACR-10385 - shot down)
P->Ritger, Frederic Charles, 1Lt  – MIA, escaped, returned before 22 Dec 44
CP->Rondel, Albert Oliver, 2Lt – MIA, POW, returned
N->None
B->Kaenzig, Charles Leslie, 2Lt  – MIA, POW,  returned
G->Hermanson, Ingwal J., Sgt  – KIA, buried in churchyard at Montecuccolo, Italy
E->Allen, Emmitt Madison, Cpl  – MIA, POW, returned
R->Huntoon, Stuart L., S/Sgt  – KIA, buried in churchyard at Montecuccolo, Italy

MORE Info to come. Barbi Ennis Connolly, Historian 321st BG.

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