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The Eric Sherman crew in front “WEREWOLF !” # 42-7572.
Standing, left to right: Sgt William S. Lutes; Sgt Leiding C. Olson; Sgt William Kopczynski; Sgt William A. McDonald; Sgt Euylse E. Jackson.
Kneeling, left to right: Captain Eric H. Sherman; 2/Lt Charles S. Clark (did not fly on the 21 July 1944 mission on 42-100315 “Quivering Box”); 1/Lt Glenn W. Hoffman and 1/Lt Nelson T. Segraves.
Not in photo: Captain Calvin T. Ballard, Lt Hohn E. Hand and S/Sgt John T. Clay, all three KIA in the loss of 42-100315. ( Photo via Navigator Glenn W. Hoffman’s family)

Connections

Units

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 705th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Clark

    Military

  • Glenn Hoffman

    Military | Lieutenant | B-24 Navigator
    Glenn Hoffman graduated from high school in 1939 after 4 years at Highland Park High School, Highland Park, Illinois. He worked for awhile as a stableman in a riding stable. He was, then, employed at the Chicago Union Station in the Chicago office of...

  • Euylse Jackson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    S/Sgt Euylse Jackson was Right Waist gunner on B-24 Quivering Box #42-100315 of 446th BG / 705th BS, shot down by Flak on the 21 July 1944 mission to Munich, Germany. Wounded, Jackson went down with the plane and crashed near Tholen in The Netherlands....

  • William Kopczynski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Bill Kopczynski trained as a gunner and was sent overseas. He served in the 446th Bomb Group / 705th Bomb Squadron at Bungay, England. He was Ball Turret Gunner on B-24 “Quivering Box” # 42-100315 when it was hit by Flak on the 21 July 1944 mission to...

  • William Lutes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
    William Lutes enlisted in August 1942 and trained as an enginer/gunner. He was sent overseas and served in the 446th Bomb Group / 705th Bomb Squadron at Bungay, England. He was Engineer / Top Turret Gunner on B-24 “Quivering Box” # 42-100315 when it...

  • William McDonald

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    William McDonald trained as a gunner and was sent overseas. He was a Ball Turret Gunner in the 446th Bomb Group / 705th Bomb Squadron at Bungay. He was on B-24 “Quivering Box” 42-100315 when it was hit by Flak on the 21 July 1944 mission to Munich,...

  • Leiding Olson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    S/Sgt Leiding Olson trained as a gunner and was sent overseas. Assigned to the 446th Bomb Group / 705th Bomb Squadron at Bungay, England. He was Left Waist Gunner on B-24 “Quivering Box” # 42-100315 when it was hit by Flak on the 21 July 1944 mission...

  • Nelson Segraves

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Born and raised on the family farm at "Double Bridges" in Osceola, Arkansas, Nelson Segraves enlisted in the Air Corps two months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He followed Bombardier training and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. After training at...

  • Eric Sherman

    Military | Captain | Pilot; Squadron Operations Officer
    (Adapted from the obituary in The San Diego Union Tribune, 23 September 2008) ...

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2016 14:29:20 ED-BB Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Added photo from the Glenn W. Hoffman family

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