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John Brooks Hunnicutt

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Sussex County, VA
Casualty Date: January 14, 1945
Died In: Belgium
Awards: Air Medal

aerial gunner with the 9th Air Force on a B-26 Medium Bomber; went out on 35 missions; wounded on November 2, 1944 but returned to duty on January 14, 1945 and was killed that day on a mission over Belgium; a hot metal splinter from enemy anti-aircraft fire struck him in the temple; attended Hampden-Sydney College

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