Duane David “Ike” Herr


Duane David “Ike” Herr

El Paso, Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Death 1 Mar 1985 (aged 70)
Lake Panasoffkee, Sumter County, Florida, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID 188504119 View Source
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Duane was captured by the German Army after his B24 bomber was shot down during combat on June 9, 1944 over Salsburg, Austria. He was imprisoned in Stalag Luft IV in Gross Tychow, Poland.

He endured and survived a death march of which the details are noted in the following link:

Duane was a Staff Sergeant, and his crew member position on the B24 was that of the Ball Turret Gunner. He is pictured, kneeling and third from the left, with his squad.

Tail: #42-78177

Model: G-10-NT

Plane Name: Slightly Eager

MACR #: 5782

459 Bombardment Group

759th Squadron

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Duane's ashes were scattered in Lake Panasoffkee

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