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Leonard W Herman

Military

Wounded in action 25 July 1943. Credited with shooting down 2 German Fighters and flew 25 missions with the 335th Bomb Squadron. He flew his plane back to base after the pilot was killed. After completing a War Bond Tour and training crews, he returned as a Bombardier with the 9th AAF on A26.

Service

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3111 The Brass Rail, Local Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/2/43; Gore Fd 7/3/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-T] Alconbury 5/43; THE BRASS RAIL 6 missions. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2021 21:54:51 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2018 23:19:11 gfeindel Changes to middlename, highest rank, biography, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

"Find a Grave" Obit.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement p. 350 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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