Justin C Hamblin

Private Justin C Hamblin died on 3rd October 1942 when USAAF B17 bomber 41-24451 came down on Slieveanorra Mountain, Co. Antrim on a ferry flight to Ulster.

Private Justin C Hamblin (39083731) served in 91st Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Squadron, United States Army Air Force during World War Two. Born in 1918, he hailed from King's County, California.

Justin enlisted in the Army Air Corps in Presidio of Monterey, California on 28th October 1941. His papers noted he held several semiskilled miscellaneous occupations after spending 4 years at high school.

Private Hamblin died on 3rd October 1942. He was a Navigator on a USAAF B17 Flying Fortress that crashed on Slieveanorra Mountain, Co. Antrim.

Justin C Hamblin’s grave was first located in Belfast City Cemetery, Co. Antrim. All casualties of this crash were later moved to Lisnabreeny American Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Down. In 1948, this cemetery in the Belfast hills closed. Hamblin’s body lies in Section F, Row 6, Grave 43 of the Cambridge American Cemetery, Coton, Cambridgeshire. His name is on the Moyle Walkway Memorial on Slieveanorra and on a granite monument at the former Lisnabreeny Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Down.