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Herman A Schroeder Jr


Shot down 21 November 1944 in B-17 #4338107. Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 861st Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38107

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Hunter 21/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 861BS/493BG Debach 4/8/44; Missing in Action Osnabruck 21/11/44 with Llewellyn Baxter, Dick Edgar, Bill Cox, Dick Sipes, Bill Massey, Bill Jenkins, Merle Aderbach, Herman Schroeder (8...

Associated Place

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:59 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10404,