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Henry William Herod

Military

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Dayton Reeder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron
  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24561 The Duchess, "Sure Stuff"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-T] Bangor 10/9/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; 59m transferred 1 Base Air Depot (sic),* Burtonwood 7/7/44; Returned to the USA Altus 18/8/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 14/8/45. Over...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Caddo, OK 14 December 1908

Son of Frank Woodard and Sarah Jane [Markham] Herod.

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 22 July 1942

Los Angeles, California

Based Molesworth 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 25 January 1963
Buried Inglewood Park Cemetery Inglewood, Los Angeles County, CA 28 January 1963

Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood,
Los Angeles County, California

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2021 19:50:49 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/629249353
https://www.fold3.com/record/91073525/henry-w-herod-wwii-army-enlistment...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203243564/henry-w.-herod

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2020 08:12:42 CastleBren Changes to unit associations
Sources

303rd Bomb Group Records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=h...

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