Wayne Hammond

MACR: 7143

S/Sgt. Wayne W Hammond was assigned to the 301st BG 352nd Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): WG.

S/SGT. WAYNE W. HAMMOND

October 11, 1924 - February 13, 1993

Staff Sgt. 301st BG 352nd Squadron

Burial: Hartford


News Article July 1944

Sgt. Hammond Is Prisoner of Nazis

Special in Press-Gazette

OCONTO FALLS, Wis - Chief of Police and Mrs. Hammond, Oconto Falls, who received worked from the War Department that their son, Staff Sgt. Wayne W. Hammond of the Army Air corps had been missing in action over Austria since July 26, have now received word through the Red Cross that he is a prisoner of war in Germany. The last letter he wrote to his parents was dated July 24.

Sgt Hammond was stationed in northern Italy and was on missions over Balkan countries. He went overseas in February and a few months later his plane was badly damaged and he was hospitalized for a time with pneumonia. The young sergeant left with the March contingent in 1942, took basic training in Miami Fla., and attended gunnery school at Buckley field and Lowery field in Colorado. He then took further training at Timball field and Drew field, Florida, as a waist gunner. He received his wings in September 1943 and was home on furlough in February. He has received the Oak Leaf cluster and Presidential citation.


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Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

07/06/1944

General Order (GO)* : 1617

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: S/Sgt

07/24/1944

General Order (GO)* : 2052

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: SSGT

10/17/1944

General Order (GO)* : 4012

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: SSGT

MIA Status: MIA - Missing In Action

10/17/1944

General Order (GO)* : 4012

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: SSGT

MIA Status: MIA - Missing In Action

* Documents are of the type/classification of "General Order" for most award documents. The listed documents are GO, General Order unless otherwise stated. For example. Special Orders.

The Issuing Authority is the Command and author of the document.

26 July 1944 MIA - A/C 42-102929


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