SSgt Glendon Mead Herbert

Birth
Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana, USA
Death 22 Feb 1944 (aged 20–21)
Regensburg, Stadtkreis Regensburg, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Plot G Row 10 Grave 8
Memorial ID 56656160 · View Source
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Husband of Marian V. Herbert who resided in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Glendon served as a Staff Sergeant & Tail Gunner on B-24D #42-72847, 513rd Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Wayne County, Indiana prior to the war.

B-24D #42-72847 took off from San Pancrazio, Italy on a bombing mission over Regensburg, Germany. After the bombing mission was completed B-24J #42-100253, for an unknown reason, crashed into B-24D #42-72847 causing both aircraft to crash in Germany during the war.

Glendon was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 6990351

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-72847:

Andrews, Ralph H ~ T/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, NH
Folck, Alfred C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, OH
Herbert, Glendon M ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, IN
Koslow, Walter J, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, NY
Mosher, Warren A ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, RI
O'Brien, David D ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, MA
Ohrt, James B ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, WI
Simpson, Maurice E ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, NH

For airmen who perished on B-24J #42-100253 see:

Englen, Robert J ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, IL

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56656160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Glendon Mead Herbert (1923–22 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56656160, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .