New England Air Museum
Henry Hepfner

 

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Family Information:

Henry was my father's cousin. Henry's mother's name was Lydia and My father's name is Alex.

Hometown:

 

Date Entered Service:

 

Service Number:

16031228

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

792nd

Location of Unit:

Tinian

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal; Purple Heart

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Military Specialty(ies):

 

Rank Upon Discharge:

Corporal

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-63536 Mammy Yokum

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

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Comments:

His plane was shot down May 25, 1945 and the entire crew went down in the north pacific close to 2100N-14248E which is south of Japan approximately 500-800 miles.

Henry Hepfner's name is listed on the "Tablets of the Missing" at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii

I don't know hardly anything about my relative. I have just started to look into his service history and where he may have been lost. His status is still, "missing."

 


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