Herbert E MAY

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER39089440
AGE26 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1917
STATELos Angeles County CALIFORNIA
FAMILYMarried
RANKS/Sergeant
FONCTIONMecanic
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractorCALIFORNIA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT-
SQUADRON547th Bomb Squadron
GROUP384th Bomb Group
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH16 september 1943may herbert e tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHLes Meriais & Le Fougeray - Commune Champeaux
DATA PLAN

B-17 Fortress - type F-25-VE - s/n 42-5849 SO*N

"Hell's Belles II"

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Macr: 722
Mission: #24/97 - Nantes (44)
Take Off: 11h45 station 106 Grafton Underwood, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Touched by the flak of the sector of Rennes

And felled by hunter
Partially evacuated aircraft
The aircraft crashes to the Meriais partially and the rest (wing and an engine) crashes near the Fougeray

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY from St James

Map Brittany American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
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DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto
Air Medal + 2 OLcam2olc
us army 8AIRFORCE 384bg 547bs
 
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Crew of the B-17 Fortress - type F-25-VE - s/n 42-5849 SO*N "Hell's Belles II"

1st Lieutenant Johnny A BUTLER Pilot Escaped
1st Lieutenant Herman Jr WOLLENWEBER CoPilot Prisoner - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia
1st Lieutenant Edward Johnson KNOWLING Navigateur Prisoner - Stalag 7A Moosburg
S/Sergeant Herbert E MAY Mecanicien Dead Cim Brit Am St-James
S/Sergeant Marion C ROGERS Gunner Dead Pine Grove Cem. Dumas, Mississippi
Sergeant Walter Howard SWORD Gunner Dead Arlington Cem. Virginia
S/Sergeant Howard J TURLINGTON Mecano Evadé - Evasion by Pyrenees/Espagne/Gibraltar - Come Back UK 30/06/1944
Sergeant Preston A DAVIS Radio Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
S/Sergeant Burnia MARTIN Bombardier Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
Sergeant Clarence Basil BARNES Gunner Prisoner
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INFORMATION SOURCESFrancecrashes39-45.net - Aad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEFrancecrashes39-45.net - Laurent CLAIN
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud