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Extract from Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Staff Sergeant Richard Sheraski of the 389th Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel. The file contains copies of primary documents that discuss the return of personal effects, circumstances and causes of death, and memorialisation of the fallen airman.

If you require access to the full, unedited file please contact Bill Beigel via his website, www.ww2research.com, or the AAM Team at aamwebsite@iwm.org.uk

Connections

Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Sheraski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner (Nose Gunner on his last mission)
    Staff Sergeant Richard Sheraski was born September 16, 1924. His next of kin were his father, John C. Sheraski and his mother Blanche Sheraski, née Konieczka. He had 3 brothers, Frank, Edward and Carl, and 3 sisters, Susan, Sophie and Theresa (Sheraski...

Aircraft

  • 42-95240 The Old Veteran

    B-24 Liberator
    On supply mission to aid the 17th US Airborne during Operation Varsity (American and British forces crossing the Rhine). The plane, flying at 300 ft, was hit by ground fire shortly after dropping the supplies. After being hit the B-24 nosed straight...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 May 2015 16:40:04 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) researched and donated by Bill Beigel: www.ww2research.com

Date Contributor Update
06 May 2015 16:40:04 Emily Changes to collection
Sources

Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) researched and donated by Bill Beigel: www.ww2research.com

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