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TSgt Herbert P. Bauer

TSgt Herbert P. Bauer

Birth
Death 18 Nov 1943 (aged 22)
At Sea
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
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Memorial ID 56287640 · View Source
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Engineer T/Sgt. Herbert P. Bauer MIA/KIA
Hometown: Washington Twp, Berks Co,
Squadron: 578th BS 392th Bomb Group
Service# 15329848
Pilot 2nd/Lt. Teddy Dudziak, MIA/KIA

Target: Kjeller, Norway
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: #01503
Date Lost: 18-Nov-43
Serial Number: #42-7486
Aircraft Model B-24
Aircraft Letter: "V-Bar"
Aircraft Name: "THE SHARK" 10th Mission
Location:Suspected of having to ditch in the North Sea.
Cause: Fighters 10 MIA/KIA

For the second consecutive mission, the Group was given a long mission into Norway the only ones to be flown against this country during World War II. Twenty-two (22) aircraft were launched, led by the 579th, and (21) bombed the target from 12,000 ft. with very good results. Once again, enemy fighters were engaged consisting of 20-25 single and twin-engine types with Group gunners claiming (3) kills. The unit suffered (2) aircraft losses, causes unknown, and (20) aircrew casualties all MIA. This was to be the longest mission ever flown by the 392nd as it logged 10:30 hours flight duration.

MISSION LOSS CIRCUMSTANCES: There is no specific account in the MACR on this aircrew's loss except the notation of this aircraft having been attacked by enemy fighters and suspected of having to ditch in the North Sea. There are no indications as to whether this event took place before or after the target was attacked by the Group.

INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF CREWMEN FATES: None available.

BURIAL RECORDS: No German reports exist on this aircrew's loss. U.S. National Cemetery listings reflect all members of the crew on the WALL OF THE MISSING at the CAMBRIDGE, England, site. All were recorded as having received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
Sgt. Herbert Bauer has a cenotaph memorial at Most Blessed Sacrament Church Cemetery Bally Berks County Pennsylvania, his body was never recovered.

The "THE SHARK" crew
1/LT Teddy Dudziak Pilot
1/LT Teddy Dudziak Pilot
2nd/Lt. John A. Miller, Jr Co Pilot
2nd/Lt. William Berlin Navigator
2nd/Lt Joseph V. Cattano Bombardier
T/Sgt. Herbert P. Bauer Engineer
T/Sgt. Herbert P. Bauer Engineer
T/Sgt. Harry Q. Watson Radio Op.
T/Sgt. Harry Q. Watson Radio Op.
S/Sgt. Earl A Patterson, Jr
S/Sgt. Edmond R. Naters Gunner
S/Sgt. Daniel Bartholomew
S/Sgt. Arvid Mehtala


Gravesite Details Entered the service from Pennsylvania.

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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56287640
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Herbert P. Bauer (8 Jul 1921–18 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56287640, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .