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Herbert A Markle


Crash landed SW of Quakenbruck, GR after falling out of formation due to flak damage and being attacked by a fighter on a mission to Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-38118. Prisoner of War (POW) for 14 months.



Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38118

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Nutts Corner, Belfast, N.I. 8/1/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-N] Bassingbourn 25/2/44; Missing in Action Erkner 6/3/44 with Ben Fourmy, Co-pilot: Herb Markle, Navigator: Jim Daragan, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Bluefield, West Virginia, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 6 March 1944 – 1945


Date Contributor Update
16 April 2018 13:48:12 Lucy May Changes to service number, events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2901 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / self, MACR 2901, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces