39th Bomb Group (VH)

Flight Engineer's


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Capt Ralph H. Hazel
Grp FE

Entered the Service from: Tennessee
Died: April 27, 1945
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii

Based on the date listed above, Crew 50 was only 39th BG crew lost on this date. Originally M/Sgt David McCoy was listed as FE - however, F/O David McCoy is pictured with Crew 56; Bernie Kaplin, TG, P-56 verified that the McCoy was on the crew. Therefore it has to be that Hazel was flying with this crew when they were lost.

If anyone has any additional information about Ralph Hazel or a member of his crew please contact

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61st Squadron Crew Index
Sources: American Battle Momuments Commission War Dead Database; 39th History