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Richard Gordon Herren

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Richard was very bright, funny, witty. A huge sports fan, he loved the Arkansas Razorbacks. He loved to read newspapers and news magazines, for one reason because his family could not afford a newspaper when he was growing up. He was generous with his money. He was a certified public accountant . He retired in 1983 and had 5 very happy years of retirement before he passed away suddenly in 1988.

Service

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  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31106

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Gr Island 5/10/43; Wilmington 10/10/43; en route UK with Jack Rickman force landed Presque Is 14/10/43; used first B-17 from USA with US installation of Oboe II and used 14/1/44 Assigned 338BS/96BG [BB-X] Snetterton 17/10/43...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 130

    13 November 1943
    The port area of Bremen, Germany is the focus of this mission composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 154 B0-17 of 1st Bomb Division including 94BG (16); 385BG (17); 95BG (21); 100BG (18); 390BG (21); 96BG (40); and 388BG ...

  • 8th Air Force 206

    3 February 1944
    The port area and Naval facilities at Wilhelmshaven, Germany was the primary target for this mission. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Bomb Divisions all participated. ...

  • 376

    28 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

  • American Air Museum

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Portland, AR 71663, USA 3 February 1920
Died Houston, TX, USA 27 June 1988

Revisions

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19 May 2016 13:58:40 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
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Brought in information from a duplicate record. Sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html
Catherine Hoffman, Richard Herren's daughter

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Catherine Herren Hoffman

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Catherine Herren Hoffman

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Catherine Herren Hoffman

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Catherine Herren Hoffman

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Catherine Herren Hoffman

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Catherine Herren Hoffman

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Catherine Herren Hoffman daughter

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Catherine Herren Hoffman, daughter

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07 September 2015 19:29:45 choffman731 Changes to service number, highest rank, role and unit associations
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Added by Catherine Herren Hoffman daughter

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Catherine Herren Hoffman daughter

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07 September 2015 19:21:30 choffman731 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname and nationality
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Catherine Herren Hoffman, daughter

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