670th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

2Lt. Eugene Stuart ("Genie") Hulette

Pilot,  O-736222

Killed In Training - Apr 15, 1943

670th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 10-Sep-1918, Brooklyn, New York City County, New York

Entered Military Service: Date: 16-Mar-1942 At: Los Angeles, CA From: Los Angeles County, California
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 19081153

Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, California, Plot: Vesperland, Lot 2128 Space 3

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry

Nature of Accident: This pilot was leader of training flight. Flight was in a loose lufberry circle at 2500 feet when this airplane fell into a spin, recovered and fell into another from which pilot was unable to recover before impact with ground.

Cause of Accident: 100% Undetermined. No evidence of pilot error or structural failure.

For every man you know who has ever tried to defy the laws of gravity, you will find one who has faced death. There are some who lose out in the struggle. On April 15, 2nd Lt Eugene S. Hulette, while on temporary duty at Amarillo, Texas was killed on a routine training mission.
(416th BG History 1943)

4-15-43D. Goodnight, Texas. At 1255, a Douglas A-20C crashed four miles east of Goodnight, Texas, killing Pilot 2Lt. Eugene S. Hulette. The pilot was leading a three-ship flight on a formation-training mission. The three airplanes entered a Lufbery circle and the subject airplane stalled when the pilot right-ended his turn too much. The airplane fell out in a spin to the left. The pilot recovered momentarily but the airplane entered another spin to the left. The pilot was unable to recover the airplane and it spun to the ground where it exploded into flames upon impact.
(Mireles, Vol. 1, Pg. 340)

See also AAR 43-4-15-6

Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
Death Certificate
The Amarillo Globe-Times (Amarillo, Texas) 16 Apr 1943, Fri Page 2
Amarillo Daily News (Amarillo, Texas) 17 Apr 1943, Sat Page 2
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry

Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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