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Cecil H Schermerhorn

Military

RTD in 'Mission Mistess' plane #42-97082 which crashed due to engine failure at Mount Farm England 1/6/45

Service

People

Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-97082 Mission Mistress

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Presque is 12/3/44; Assigned 333BS/94BG Rougham 16/3/44; 410BS; crashed on take off for Kaiserlauten 6/1/45 with Jack Collins, Navigator: Gordon Henry, tog-Clinton Hallman, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2020 23:07:48 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2018 06:59:06 C A Changes to role
Sources

Position within the crew was Tail Gunner, NOT Waist Gunner.

Date Contributor Update
21 May 2018 10:24:39 Lucy May Changes to surname, person associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/17379

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Lingering Contrails of the Big Square A and Combat Chronology Supplements

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