Malvern W. Hetherington is a World War II Missing In Action (MIA) SSGT whose name is engraved on the Tablets of the Missing at the American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten in the Netherlands. His name is adopted by Tino Dam, Chairman Stichting Missing In Action (MIA).

General information on Hetherington, Malvern W., ASN: 13034045:

Name: Malvern Wright Hetherington
Rank: Staff Sergeant (SSGT)
Tail Gunner
Service number: 13034045
Status: Missing in action (MIA)
Missing since: September 27, 1943
Unit: 422nd Bomber Squadron
305th Bomber Group, Heavy
Commemorated:   Tablets of the missing
Netherlands Margraten
U.S. Cemetery and Memorial
Adopted by: Tino Dam


Missing (MIA) SSGT Malvern Wright Hetherington - 13034045.


Missing (MIA) SSGT Malvern Wright Hetherington. Tablets of the Missing at Margraten, Netherlands.


Aircraft 42-29555 (Centaur) failed to return on September 28, 1943. It was shot down by a single German night fighter and crashed at Landringhausen, South of Wunsdorf, 11 miles South-West of Hannover.
It was the first 422nd squadron B-17 lost on a night mission. The mission on 27th - 28th September was number 6, since commercing night operations at the beginning of that month. It was a pure bombing mission, flying as support to a major bombing mission by the RAF that night.


Crew list:    
Captain Harvey E. Rodgers (Pilot) POW
First Officer    Louis F. Bower (Co-Pilot) KIA
2LT George McClintic Jr. (Navigator) KIA
LT Curtis A. Reese (Bombardier) KIA
TSGT Edward Yozgadian (Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner)   KIA
SGT Frank E. Lang (Radio Operator) POW
SSGT Joseph P. Mahony (Ball Turret Gunner) KIA
SSGT Joseph Likose (Waist Gunner) POW
SSGT Marvin Sirus (Waist Gunner) POW
SSGT Malvern W. Hetherington (Tail Gunner) MIA / KIA


Aircraft Data:
Serialnumber: 42-29555
Type: B-17F
Destination: Hannover, Germany
Mission: Bombing
Missing Air Crew Report (MACR): 906


Pearl Newton Hetherington (father)
Lennie Bertha (Call) Hetherington (mother)
Ralph W. Hetherington (brother)
Charles F. Hetherington (brother)