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Scott Herrin

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People

  • William Brassfield

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group
    William Herbert Brassfield earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He worked in the manned spaceflight program. He retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel.

  • John Butler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Jefferys

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Radio Operator/Gunner | 340th Bomb Group

  • Quentin Kaiser

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator/Gunner | 340th Bomb Group
    The combat missions listed in his bio were gleaned from mission records/load lists. The missions listed do not represent his complete list of combat missions.

  • Thomas Manwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 340th Bomb Group

  • Myron Reinhard

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 340th Bomb Group
    This combat missions listed in this bio are only a portion of his total combat tour.

Units served with

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 489th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Johnson City, Tennessee 1921
Buried 1945

Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
PLOT F, Row 5, Grave 7

Died near Vipiteno, Italy 25 February 1945

He was pilot of the B-25J #43-4000 on a bombing mission near the Brenner Pass in Italy. They were hit by enemy flak and an explosion in the radio compartment disabled the plane. They crashed into a mountain, with only one man surviving, blown out and able to deploy his parachute.

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Date Contributor Update
05 December 2021 04:03:30 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9170&h=30434440...
https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=110410
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56364149/scott-herrin

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