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Herman Louis Bard

Military

Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return from Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War. MACR 6855

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Roy Glascoe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned 414BS/97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6855. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6197

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/5/44; Hunter 21/6/44; Dow Fd 1/7/44; Assigned 414BS/97BG Amendola 9/7/44; Missing in Action Ploesti 22/7/44 with Roy Glascoe, Asbury, Granity, Blair, Grayson, Burrows, Chretien, Bard, Carik, Berry; flak, crashed Ploesti; Missing Air...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Riverside, NJ 14 June 1924

Son of Herman W and Elinore L Bard.

Enlisted Camden, NJ 16 February 1943

Camden, New Jersey

Based Amendola 1944 – 22 July 1944

Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Ploesti 22 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti POW). MACR 6855.

Prisoner of War Bucharest, Romania 22 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War Romania.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2021 10:37:21 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, role, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/674714158
https://www.fold3.com/image/140230175
https://www.fold3.com/record/86507613/herman-l-bard-wwii-army-enlistment...

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2021 08:13:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

97th Bomb Group Association, Inc., Roster - June 1, 2000 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2018 10:58:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/29102111
https://www.fold3.com/record/86507613-herman-l-bard
https://www.fold3.com/image/140230175?terms=Herman%20Bard

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