John Hayes

1st Lt. John D Hayes was assigned to the 301st BG 419th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Pilot.

Great-Granddaughter Claire Kubacki, age 14, was chosen from Saints Peter and Paul School in Naperville, IL to read her tribute to Grandpa Jack and the 301 BG and take part of the wreath laying ceremony at the Air Force Memorial in Washington DC, Thursday May 19th, 2016 at 1pm-2pm EST.
John D. Hayes, First Lieutenant AC 0-813894, 301BG, 419th Bomb Squad, Co-Pilot of the Plane, B-17 Bomber #42-32104, St. Francis. Honorably Served Oct. 1st 1943 – Nov 5th 1945 Active War Flying April 24th-Nov. 14th 1944 37 missions, credited with 51 missions 262 Operational hours Flying Cross Air Medal, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Oak Clusters

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Rank Order Date Award Ribbon & Device

2nd Lt




Air Medal (AM)

2nd Lt




Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

1st Lt




Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

1st Lt




Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

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