(Courtesy RB Swain Collection)

Jan 20, 2016 11:19 AM

The search is on for relatives of fallen NH WWII hero Lt. Hale Watson


A man is on the lookout for a NH hero from WWII.

Ross Swain was involved with the creation of a website that honors those who served with Watson in the 435th Troup Carrier Group in the U.S. Army Air Corps, according to the Berlin Daily Sun.

Swain is searching for the relatives of fallen World War II veteran First Lt. Hale Watson, a man from Gorham dubbed a hero.

Watson died while heroically piloting a plane that caught fire after being hit by enemy flak carrying paratroopers during Operation Market Garden in September 1944, according to the Sun.

Watson was able to stay in formation long enough to drop the troopers before the plane eventually crashed.

If you know any of Watson’s relatives you are asked to please contact Swain at 207-392-2572.

Take a look at his obituary from a newspaper soon after his death.

Pretty cool stuff.

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