Robert G. Hattie J35428

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440 Squadron

Robert G. Hattie was a pilot with 440 Squadron during the Second World War. He flew MN171 and was shot down by flak near Juvigny on June 23, 1944. Bob Hattie was able to bail out and return to his unit. He did not sustain any injuries; he landed near the Allied lines and was given a safe passage by troops to a flying strip operated by the American Air Forces. From there, he was flown to England in a Dakota and was back at the squadron within 14 hours of being shot down. He again bailed, this time flying Typhoon MN715 with facial burns and shrapnel wounds, according to Hugh Halliday in Typhoon and Tempest on July 17, 1944. He was picked up by the 15th Scottish Division and hospitalized.