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Herman A Hermes


Assigned to 49FS, 14FG, 8AF USAAF. Passenger aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died Non Battle (DNB).

Awards: PH.



  • Charles Williams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 64th Troop Carrier Group
    1st Lieutenant Charles E Williams was born October 30, 1919. His next of kin were his parents, David and Gertrude Williams. He was from Clinton, Minnesota. ...

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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. ...

  • 14th Fighter Group

    14th Fighter Group

    The 14th Fighter Group (USAAF) was a P-38 Lightning Group that fought in Tunisia and the Italian campaign, as well as providing bomber escorts for attacks across southern Europe. ...

  • 49th Fighter Squadron


  • 41-7803

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, 8AF USAAF. Departed Bradley AAF, CT for the ETO. Routing through Presque Isle, Goose Bay Labrador, Bluie West 1 (Narsarsuaq Greenland) [3 week delay], thence to Prestwick via Iceland. Failed to Return (FTR) flight from...

Associated Place

  • Prestwick

    Military site : airfield
    Opened as civil Prestwick Airport with a grass airfield in 1936, it was also an RAF training, fighter and Coastal Command base during 1936 to 1941. Scottish Aviation established an assembly and maintenance facility there in 1938, developed during the...


Event Location Date
Born Riverside, CA, USA 30 June 1921

Son of Herman C and Cecile M [Hudson] Hermes.

Lived in South Bend, IN, USA 1934 – 1935

Lived in South Bend with aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs Walter Bennett.

Lived in California, USA 1940
Enlisted March Air Reserve Base, CA, USA 30 August 1940

March Field
Riverside, CA

Based 1942 – 23 August 1942

Assigned to 49FS, 14FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Coed Moel-Y-Gaer, Denbigh LL16, UK 23 August 1942

Passenger aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died Non Battle (DNB).

Buried 25 August 1942

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park, 375 W Cleveland Rd, Granger, IN 46530, USA 1948

Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park
St Joseph County, IN


Date Contributor Update
14 August 2018 20:02:49 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:58 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AF by Bishop and Hey p. 27