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Ralph W Eherts

Military

Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30377 'Rodger the Lodger II'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30288 'Louise II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9-May-43; Smoky Hill 17-May-43; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 30-May-43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-T] at Horham, UK on 14-Jun-43; with R.E. Robinson force landed RAF Wheaton Ash, all crew OK, 16-Jun-43; 18m, battle damaged Marienberg 9-Oct...

  • 42-30377 'Rodger the Lodger II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-R] Horham 12/7/43; with Ralph Eherts force landed RAF Hensridge 4/10/43 (18m); Missing in Action Marienburg 9/10/43 with Ralph Eherts, Co-pilot: John...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 9 October 1943
Died 9 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2020 22:36:07 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 850 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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