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Robert S Sherman

Military

On 9 May 1944, Lt. Robert S. Sherman belly landed his aircraft near Thrablemont after the propeller of his P-51 Mustang #43-7002 hit the ground while strafing St. Dizier airfield.
Became a prisoner of war (PoW).

Service

People

  • Eber Haning

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Crew Chief | 4th Fighter Group
    One time Crew Chief for Lt. James F. Scott. Crew Chief for 2nd Lt. Robert S. Sherman.

Units served with

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

Aircraft

  • 43-7002 The "Mighty MITE"

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 9 May 44 - Lt Robert S Sherman POW. MACR 4684. ...

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Talcotville, Connecticut, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) France 9 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2015 10:27:13 apollo11 Changes to role, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Warbirds' by Frank Speer.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4684 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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