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Carl A Herrmann

Military

Killed in AC#42-38053 in a form up accident over the base. on 7 May 1944. Target was Berlin. The plane had flares stored in the top turret and for some reason they exploded and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out The pilot Wright and Raper were possibly overcome by fumes and passed out. The rest of the crew bailed out, in all 5 of the crew were killed.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-38053 Cap'n Crow

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 20/12/43; Assigned 457BG Glatton 10/2/44; transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-G] Thorpe Abbotts 21/1/44; soon after t/off to Berlin 7/5/44 with Ralph Wright, Co-pilot: Jack Raper, Navigator: Rich Curran, Bombardier: Carl...

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Died Herringfleet, Lowestoft, Suffolk UK 7 May 1944
Enlisted Oklahoma
Buried

Plot E Row 4 Grave 26

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2017 10:55:52 Lucy May Changes to events and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate entry. Sources:
100th BG Casualty Report on website / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / findagrave.com for place of burial / https://abmc.gov/node/540496#.WS6gC02GOM8

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 16:48:24 usxpat Changes to biography, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://100thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 16:17:30 usxpat Changes to role and place associations
Sources

https://100thbg.com
Final Flights, Ian McLaghlan, ©1989, p 112

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 15:05:02 usxpat Changes to service number, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology p. 130 Supplement p. 432 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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