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Pvt. Alan Hamilton, Mechanic, 400th bomb squadron

Posted: 10 Mar 2020 0910
by ComBloc
Looking for info on my great-grandfather, Pvt. Alan Hamilton, a mechanic in the 400th bomb squadron. He enlisted December 26, 1941, and was with the squadron until it was disbanded in 1944 (?). I have found him in two photographs on this site, most notably pelande0 (He is the second from the left, closest to the camera, with his hands in his pockets.), and in pelande1, where he is furthest on the right of the group. He was with the squadron while deployed in Australia, Papua New Guinea, etc. He also told of a time where the airstrip he was working off of was bombed b Japanese kamikazes, but he never talked any further beyond those broad details. This is all I know about his time in the service. Any info, documents, photographs, anything that you know has mention of him, or is related to him, or has the possibility of him being in there, is greatly appreciated. Feel free to contact my email address, which I will list here as well as it should be on my profile, or just message me on this site. Thanks in advance! God Bless!

Email Address: ridog1129@yahoo.com

Re: Pvt. Alan Hamilton, Mechanic, 400th bomb squadron

Posted: 18 May 2020 2129
by Bob Tupa
Your great grandfather was a mechanic in the 90th Bomb Group assigned to the 400th Squadron. It appears he joined them in 1943 and stayed with them til the end of the war. I saw that he was promoted to Staff Sergeant in March of 45 and sent to the hospital in April of 45. His serial number was 11040714

Re: Pvt. Alan Hamilton, Mechanic, 400th bomb squadron

Posted: 05 Jun 2020 1447
by ComBloc
Bob Tupa wrote:
18 May 2020 2129
Your great grandfather was a mechanic in the 90th Bomb Group assigned to the 400th Squadron. It appears he joined them in 1943 and stayed with them til the end of the war. I saw that he was promoted to Staff Sergeant in March of 45 and sent to the hospital in April of 45. His serial number was 11040714
Wow! Sorry I didn't respond to this quicker. Been extremely busy. Never knew he was sent to the hospital at all! Where did you get this information? Where can I get a copy of the documentation of whatever you used? This is extremely exciting for me! Thank you so much!