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Herbert Henry Schaaf

Military

29 missions Plane was 'Buckeye Belle' B-17

Air Medal w 5/Oak Leaf Clusterl, EAMEribbon , DFC, purple heart

Service

People

  • Delmar Beesley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Duisburg in B-17 'Heavenly Body' 43-39053 on 23 March 1945.

  • Clarence Hightshoe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    See "Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 22 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor, for a detailed biography. ...

  • Maurice Simons

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102601 Bolo Babe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-K] Grafton Underwood 24/5/44; sustained battle damaged Mannheim 9/9/44 with Joseph G. Hartness, Co-pilot: Herbert H. Schaaf, Navigator: Clarence C. Hightshoe,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania 25 February 1920

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2018 13:35:10 bombercommand Changes to middlename
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2018 13:34:35 bombercommand Changes to service number and role
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Georgia Chapter 8th AFHS 1998 Directory/self, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=s...

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