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Donald R Sherwood


Killed in Crash in Spitfire Vb BM417 at Peasemore Manor 29 July 1943. DNB.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    The four Squadrons of the 67th Recon Group (12th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 107th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 109th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron and 153rd Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron)...

  • 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron


  • BM417

    Supermarine Spitfire BM417 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. FF 3-4-42, Delivered to No 45 MU 7-4-42, assigned to 308S 24-8-42, FA CE 8-42, ROS, assigned to 12th TRS, 67th TRG, 8th AF.

  • W3229

    Supermarine Spitfire W3229 Mk Vb, Const #1729, Built at High Post Aircraft Factory. ...

Associated Place

  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...


Event Location Date
Born New York State 1916
Enlisted Binghamton, NY, USA 15 August 1941

Enlisted - Binghamton, New York.

Landing accident Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 13 February 1943

Landing accident Membury/Sta 466 A/C Spitfire Vb W3229 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Donald R Sherwood, 12OS, 67OG, 8AF, 13-2-43.

Died Peasemore, Newbury, West Berkshire RG20, UK 29 July 1943

Killed in Crash in Spitfire Vb BM417 at Peasemore Manor 29 July 1943. DNB.

Lived in Broome County, NY, USA

New York, NY, USA.


Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial.


Date Contributor Update
25 September 2015 13:55:42 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:41 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 207