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Fred P. Sherman

Military

He was the 32nd officer to complete a 25 mission tour. Joined group in 15 January 1943. He flew 13 missions as C. Dale Briscoe's Co-pilot and then received his own crew in May 1943. He flew the JERAVAD "Un Petite Peu." His last mission was on 28 July 1943. He retired from the USAF on 1 Sept 1971.

AM 3OLC, DFC 1OLC,

Service

People

  • Carroll Briscoe

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He reported to group on 15 Jan 1943. He was the 35th Officer to complete 25 missions. Reported on 05 Feb 1945 with the 2AF weather scouts. Retired as a Colonel from the USAF in 1972. ...

  • Leonidas Cook

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Waist Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He began his missions on 13 May 1943. He was first assigned to Lt. William Price crew, but was broken up because of tail gunner being hospitalized. Then he joined Lt. Sherman crew. When Lt. Sherman completed tour, Lt. Porter took ov ...

  • John Hickey

    Military | Colonel | Bombardier | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    John Hickey flew on C. Dale Briscoe crew from January 1943 to July 1943. He joined Briscoe's crew as it was formed in Boise, Idaho in August 1942. Reported to the ETO on 15 Jan 1943. He also served in the 2nd Bomb Wing (Col. LeMay's) July-Aug 1943 as...

  • David MacGhee

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Flew 25 missions during WWII on C. Dale Briscoe crew. Reported to group on 15 Jan 1943. Became squadron commander from 18 May to 13 Aug 1943. He was the 34th Officer to complete tour. Transferred to the 11th CCRC on 13 Aug 1943. During the Korean War...

  • John McCabe

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Flew 25 missions on Jo-Ann, DFC; Air Medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Robert Porter

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Pilot on B-17 'Fightin' Bitin' . He was the 67th Officer to complete tour. AM w/3Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC,

  • Harold Rogers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

  • John Roller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Flew on C. Dale Briscoe crew. Reported to group on 15 Jan 9143. Completed 7 missions. He was severely wounded on 01 May 1943 St. Nazaire mission. He received a medical discharge in August 1944. DSC, AM OLC, PH,

  • Victor Rose

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on C. Dale Briscoe crew. Flew missions from January to July 1943. He was the 50th enlisted men to complete tour on 10 Jul 1943. He also served with the 29th BG/6th BS in the 20th AF flying B-29s. AM 3OLC, PH, DFC,

  • Edward Traynor

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on C. Dale Briscoe crew. Reported to group on 15 Jan 1943.

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Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5826 JERAVAD "Une Petite Peu"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 2/3/43; Walla Walla 29/3/43; Lowry 10/4/43; Presque Is 24/4/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-W] Thurleigh 7/5/43; Missing in Action Kiel 29/7/43 with Keith Conley, Co-pilot: Vince DeVos, Bombardier: Bob Sanford, Radio Operator: Frank...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 37

    26 February 1943
    After 10 days of weather related delays of the bomber offensive, a mission is organised with the port facilities of Emden, Germany as the primary target. However, Emden is obscured by cloud cover and all formations divert to attack the port facilities...

  • VIII Bomber Command 39

    4 March 1943
    After several weather-caused aborted attempts in attacking the marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany, the 8th Air Force is finally successful in attacking this target. A total of 71 B-17s are despatched: 91BG (20); 303BG (18); 305BG (12) amd 306BG (21)....

  • VIII Bomber Command 40

    6 March 1943
    German U-boats continue to attack convoys headed fro Great Britain in the North Atlantic with good success. Many of the U-boat packs operate from St. Nazaire, Lorient and Brest, France, so destroying harbour facilities at these locations remain a...

  • VIII Bomber Command 46

    22 March 1943
    The U-Boat pens and harbour facilities at Wilhelmshaven, Germany are the primary target for this mission. 76 B-17's are despatched: 91BG (21); 303BG (18); 305BG (18); and 306BG (19). These are joined by 26 B-24's: 44BG (12) and 93BG (14). Of this force...

  • VIII Bomber Command 47

    28 March 1943
    The railroad marshalling yards at Rouen/Sotteville are the primary target. 79 B-17s are despatched: 91BG (22); 303BG (18); 305BG (19); 306BG (20). Of the 79 B-17's despatched 70 are effecrive on the target. One B-17 is MIA and 9 are damaged. The bomber...

  • VIII Bomber Command 49

    4 April 1943
    The Renault armament and motor works at Paris, France are the primary target of this mission. 97 B-17s are despached: 91BG (26); 303BG (23); 305BG (18); and 306BG (30). 85 of the 97 despatched are effective on the target. Fighter resistance is heavy...

  • VIII Bomber Command 51

    16 April 1943
    The German U-Boat threat to Allied ship convoys and the destruction of the harbour facilities supporting that capability are the number 1 priority of the Combined Bomber Offensive. Thus, the U-boat pens at Lorient, France and the harbour facilities at...

  • VIII Bomber Command 52

    17 April 1943
    The largest mission to date, 117 B-17s, are despatched to bomb the primary target of the Focke-Wulf Aircraft factory at Bremen, Germany: 91BG (32); 303BG (29); 305BG (28) and 306BG (26). The German Luftwaffe is learning fast and mounts a fierce and...

  • VIII Bomber Command 53

    1 May 1943
    The U-boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the primary target. 78 B-17s are despatched: 91BG (20); 303BG (19); 305BG (21); 306BG (18). Poor weather frustrates the bombing effort and only 29 of the 78 despatched are effective on the target. The ordnance...

  • VIII Fighter Command FO - 17 BOMBER SUPPORT

    13 May 1943
    A combined force of 124 P-47s is despatched from 4FG, 56FG and 78FG in support of the 1st Bomb Wing formation attacking the aircraft factories at Meault, France. These aircraft did not escort the bombers in the traditional sense, but provided sweeps of...

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Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2018 03:41:20 TEUFELHOG Changes to nickname, biography and awards
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Brett Sherman (Grandson)
Awards verified on Fred Sherman's DD-214

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2018 01:37:59 TEUFELHOG Changes to mission associations
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Brett Sherman (Grandson)
All missions selected were taken from Fred Sherman's personal journal which included dates and locations.

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2018 01:16:41 TEUFELHOG Changes to mission associations
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Brett Sherman (Grandson)

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2018 01:04:31 TEUFELHOG Changes to mission associations
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Brett Sherman (Grandson)

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2018 03:52:11 TEUFELHOG Changes to media associations
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Brett Sherman (Grandson)

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2018 03:46:00 TEUFELHOG Changes to middlename
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Brett Sherman (Grandson)

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2018 06:36:49 TEUFELHOG Changes to aircraft associations
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Brett Sherman (Grandson)

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2018 06:22:56 TEUFELHOG Changes to biography and person associations
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Brett Sherman (Grandson)

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2018 06:05:32 TEUFELHOG Changes to person associations
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Brett Sherman (Grandson)

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2018 03:19:42 TEUFELHOG Changes to highest rank, role and biography
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Brett Sherman (Grandson)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition, Combat Crews pg. 138, First Over Germany pg. 145, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, http://www.306bg.org/PDFs/april2009Nwe / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

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