Sherman E Rambo

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
Crash site memorial UPL 74741 UPL 74741 Crash site of Ascend Charlie B17 42-5903

Removed incorrect associations to Framlingham and Parham Airfield Museum. As per IWM's War Memorials Register this memorial is located on Pen Y Gadair Fawr mountain peak near Llanbedr village in Wales. 

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Object Number - UPL 74741 - Crash site of Ascend Charlie B17 42-5903

Shot down 16 September in B-17 #42-5903 'Ascend Charlie'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).



Staff Sergeant Sherman Rambo was born January 22, 1915. His next of kin were his mother, Leliah Rambo, and his sister, Helen E. Morlan. His hometown was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He was a Gunner aboard “Ascend Charlie,” B-17 tail #42-590 of the 390th Bomb Group, 571st Bomb Squadron. On return from a mission to France on September 16, 1943, the bomber become lost in bad weather, and crashed into a mountain near Brecknoch, Wales. All aboard were killed.

He is buried in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ascend Charlie
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron

Related media

  • Media Type: Document
  • Collection Name: William L Beigel Collection
  • Object Number: Document 15834
  • Description: Extract from Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Staff Sergeant Sherman E Rambo of the 390th Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Philadelphia, PA, USA 22 January 1915 Staff Sergeant Sherman Rambo was born January 22, 1915. His next of kin were his mother, Leliah Rambo, and his sister, Helen E. Morlan. His hometown was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Killed in Action (KIA)

Wales 16 September 1943 He was a Gunner aboard “Ascend Charlie,” B-17 tail #42-590 of the 390th Bomb Group, 571st Bomb Squadron. On return from a mission to France on September 16, 1943, the bomber become lost in bad weather, and crashed into a mountain near Brecknoch, Wales. All aboard were killed.

Buried

Philadelphia, PA, USA He is buried in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Revisions

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Contributordecwriter
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NARA files verified Air Medal.

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Added S/N from "WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties" records for Pennsylvania at the National Archives (NARA).

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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

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IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3720 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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