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T/Sgt. Donald F. Sherman was the radio operator on the B24 "Drawers" that crashed, killing Floyd and 4 others. He died after being overcome by smoke during the initial explosion, along with the bombardier Lt. Byram.

He's buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park located in Whittier, California.

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...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Donald Sherman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    On 28 Jan 1944 on a local training flight, an explosion in B-24J #42-100001 'Drawers' caused smoke to fill the cabin and crew was ordered to bale out. Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

  • 42-100001 Drawers

    B-24 Liberator
    On 28 Jan 1944 on a local training flight, an explosion in B-24J #42-100001 'Drawers' caused smoke to fill the cabin and crew was ordered to bale out. Five of the crew were killed, and five survived.

Locations

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2019 21:48:54 adamandnichole Changes to person associations
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Family member perished in the same crash.

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2019 21:18:11 adamandnichole Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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I have a family member that died in the same crash.

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