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Capt Herrell E Ford

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Capt Herrell E Ford

Birth
Death 22 Dec 1943
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56289749 View Source
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The crew of the 42-40604-C Satan's Angels piloted by Cpt Herrel E Ford was:

Capt Lawrence C Norman
Capt Herrel E Ford
CP Robert A. McCaffery
James E Kolber
TSgt Ward M Randles
James E. Craig
Frank M Hamilton
Otto Eckert
Anthony Demato
Lieut Max M Myres

The crew under Capt Herrel E Ford had flown a successful mission on August 1st 1943 in the Tidal Wave Mission. They w suscessfully returned to Libya.

Operation Tidal Wave was a strategic bombing mission executed by the American Air Forces in August 1943, during World War II intended to put nine Romanian oil refineries around Ploiești "out of action." The mission was unsuccessful in that it resulted in "no curtailment of overall product output].
In terms of loss of life, this mission was one of the costliest for the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the European Theatre, accounting for the loss of 53 aircraft and 660 aircrewmen. It was the worst loss ever suffered by the US air forces on a single mission. The day that it took place is known as "Black Sunday

World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas about Ford
Name: Herrell E Ford
Inducted From: Texas
Rank: Captain
Combat Organization: 328th Bomber Squadron 93rd Bomber
Death Date: 22 Dec 1943
Monument: Cambridge, England
Last Known Status: Missing
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal
Air Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
Additional Army Awards

WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings about Herrell E. Ford
Name: Herrell E. Ford

Death Date: 22 Dec 1943
Cemetery: Tablets of The Missing At Cambridge American Cemetery
Cemetery Burial Plot: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Cemetery City: Cambridge
Cemetery Country: England

WAR: World War II
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Title: Captain
Rank: Captain
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces
Service ID: O-665672
Division: 328th Bomber Squadron, 93rd Bomber Group, Heavy
Data Source: World War II Honor Roll

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