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Charles R Herbison

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Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Merseburg on 11/8/44 in B-17 'Tag-a-Long' #4231663

Service

People

  • James Cheney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Merseburg on 11/8/44 in B-17 'Tag-a-Long' #4231663

  • Gerald Duffy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Merseburg in B-17 'Tag-a-Long' 42-31663. He crash-landed the plane after the crew had bailed out and he was killed. Other crew were Prisoner of War (POW) or returned to duty. 'Tag-a-Long' was hit by flak over the target and...

  • Joseph Flisnick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Merseburg on 11/8/44 in B-17 'Tag-A-Long' #4231663

  • Keith Foster

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Co-Pilot; Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 November 1944 in B-17 #4231663 'Tag-A-Long. ' Prisoner of War (POW). AM/ DFC/ PH

  • Douglas Griffin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Merseburg on 11/8/44 in B-17 'Tag-a-Long' #4231663

  • James Kennedy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed at Merseburg on 11/8/44 in B-17 'Tag-a-Long' 42- 31663

  • Richard Lehmann

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Merseburg on 11/8/44 in B-17 'Tag-a-Long' #4231663

  • William Machulsky

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Merseburg on 11/8/44 in B-17 'Tag-a-long' 42-31663.

  • John Moates

    Military | B-17 Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    B-17 Pilot Lt. John B Moates completed a total of 32 Missions with the 379th BG, 526th Bomb Squadron. His first Mission was on 9/19/1944 on B-17 Flying Fortress #42-107213 ...

  • James Pope

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    http://www.8thairforce.com/379th/search/missions_flown_by.asp?perIdentification=1045

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Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31663 TAG-A-LONG

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/12/43; Boise 5/12/43; Denver 6/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 2/1/44; Grenier 8/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-G] Kimbolton 2/2/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 8/11/44 with Gerald Duffy (Killed in Action); Keith...

  • 42-38057 Flak Rabbit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/11/43/ Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 457BG Glatton 26/1/44; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-K] Kimbolton 18/3/44; sal 2 SAD 10/11/44.

  • 42-97128 Screwball Express

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Alexandra 15/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 6/3/44; transferred 384BG Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; 527BS/379BG [FO-M] Kimbolton 28/12/44. ...

  • 43-37570

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44 ...

  • 43-38275 'Take Me Home'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/7/44; Hunter 25/7/44; Dow Fd 1/8/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG Kimbolton 8/9/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with Bill Sullivan, Henry Heerman, Hamilton Platt, Larry Archer, Rudi Rust, Vic Stark, Wayne Shelton, Henry Kritzer, Bill...

  • 43-38577

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/8/44; Hunter 27/8/44; Grenier 6/9/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG Snetterton 11/9/44; transferred 379BG Kimbolton 23/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 43-38685

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/9/44; Hunter 17/9/44; Grenier 25/9/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-O] Kimbolton 4/10/44; Missing in Action Rheine A/fds on Operation Varsity 24/3/45 with Chas Schwab (Killed in Action); (rest?) ; Bill Martin, George Starchak, Jim Ford...

  • 43-38745

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 14/10/44; battle damaged Plauen 23/2/45 with Vernon Olson, crash landed (?continent/Ipswich?)o; Salvaged.

  • 44-6507 'Lucky Patch'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 9/9/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG Lavenham 13/9/44; transferred 527BS/379BG [FO-K] Kimbolton 24/9/44; u/c coll on landing 3/5/45 with Hub Woodruff; Salvaged 6/5/45. LUCKY PATCH.

  • 43-38420

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/8/44; Lincoln 11/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 10/9/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with ?; crash landed continent; Salvaged 30/3/45. ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Winner, South Dakota, USA 7 February 1925
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 November 1944 – 29 April 1945

Captured: Nov. 9, 1944

Nov. 14, 1944
Dulag-Luft (interrogation/transfer camp)
Prisoner #4613/4

Nov. 19, 1944
Stalag Luft IV Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia

(dates unclear):
Stalag Luft III Zagan/Sagan
To:
Stalag XIII-D Nuremberg
To:
Stalag VII-A - Moosberg

April 29, 1945
LIBERATED from Stalag VII-A

Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2021 21:12:47 JeanH Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Aircraft: 43-38745 Crew Member listing for Mission 229 Flown on 11/1/1944
http://www.8thairforce.com/379th/search/crew_member_listing_for_mission....

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2021 19:33:55 JeanH Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.8thairforce.com/379th/search/crew_member_listing_for_mission....

Date Contributor Update
29 February 2020 17:07:53 JeanH Changes to awards
Sources

Charles R Herbison Military Personnel Records

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2020 23:08:50 JeanH Changes to place associations
Sources

Charles R Herbison - Personal papers

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2019 22:13:37 JeanH Changes to events
Sources

JMH proof-reading

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2019 22:10:52 JeanH Changes to events
Sources

Charles R. Herbison - German Personell Card (Kriegsgefangenkartei)
Charles R. Herbison - Discharge papers

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2019 20:17:25 JeanH Changes to highest rank and events
Sources

Charles Herbison: Discharge Papers; Anecdotal
NARA - Record Group 389; World War II Prisoners of War Data File, 12/7/1941 - 11/19/1946
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf...

Date Contributor Update
25 September 2019 17:38:50 JeanH Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.8thairforce.com/379th/search/missions_flown_by.asp?perIdentif...

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2019 03:54:01 JeanH Changes to events
Sources

Personal Notes - Discharge Papers

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2019 03:36:41 JeanH Changes to person associations
Sources

MACR 10354

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2019 03:27:04 JeanH Changes to service number and person associations
Sources

MACR 10354

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2019 03:26:15 JeanH Changes to person associations
Sources

MACR 10354

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10354 / MACR 10354; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 329 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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