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Herbert Higginbotham Jr


Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 7/18/44 in B-17 Yardbird #42-102663, INT.


Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102663 Yardbird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-U] Ridgewell 21/5/44; Missing in Action 23m Peenemunde with Frank O'Black, Co-pilot: Bob Karch, Navigator: Francis Treanor, Bombardier: Herb Higginbotham, Flight...


Event Location Date
Interned (INT) Sweden 18 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 03:08:21 jmoore43 Changes to events

Added a "Interned (INT)" event per info in the "Summary biography"

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 03:00:29 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to A/C #42-102663 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2020 19:17:15 jmoore43 Changes to middlename, suffix and biography

Corrected the name by moving "Jr" from the middle name field to the suffix field.
Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:53 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7552