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Hoyer, 2nd Lt. Martin C. Jr.


2nd Lt. Martin Christian Hoyer Jr.
Born: 13 June 1921 – Abbeville, South Carolina
Parents: Martin Hoyer Sr. & Ethel F. Allread-Hoyer
Siblings: 2 brothers
– 518 South Eighth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois
– Proviso Township High School
– Class of 1939
Employed: Stewart Warner Company – parts inspector
Selective Service Registration: 16 February 1942
Contact Person: Mrs. F. E. Hoyer – mother
Residence: 216 North Lamon Avenue – Chicago, Illinois
– U. S. Army Air Corps
– 13 March 1942 – Chicago, Illinois
Serial Number: O&735379
– Santa Ana Airfield, California
– sent to Officer Candidate School
– Ontario Airfield, California
– Minter Airfield, California
– Roswell Airfield, New Mexico
– received his wings
– Smoky Hill Airfield, California
– given B17 – processed for European Duty
– last minute orders changed – he was assigned as a flight instructor
– Blythe Army Airfield, California
– pilot instructor on B24s
Unit: 34th Bomb Group
– assigned to 8th Air Force in England
– was due to be deployed
– 16 August 1943 – plane crash – Blythe Airfield, Riverside, California
– one of nine men who died in the crash near Garnet, California
– Sunset View Mausoleum, Kensington, California
Note: Parents moved to Antioch, California




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