Sgt Herman E Selvig

Sgt Herman E Selvig

Birth
Idaho, USA
Death 13 Feb 1943 (aged 27–28)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56785392 · View Source
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Herman served as a Sergeant & Asst. Radio Operator / Gunner on B-24D #41-23975, 424th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Barron County, Wisconsin prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 11, 1941, prior to the war, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Salesperson and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24D #41-23975 took off, with a crew of 9, from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands on a bombing mission against shipping in the Shortland Island, Solomon Islands area.

They were hit & shot down by Naval anti-craft fire and also attacked by Japanese Zeros which caused they to crash into the sea near their target. The entire crew was lost.

Herman was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 16022598

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #41-23975:

Collins, Jack L ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, MT
Crane, Paul C ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, IL
Deuchare, Daniel D ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, FL
Magri, James F ~ Sgt, Gunner, OH
McCarthy, Kenneth C ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NJ
Rowe, Russell W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IN
Selvig, Herman E ~ Sgt, Gunner, WI
Stimadorakis, John ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Wade, Charles R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NC

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56785392
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Herman E Selvig (1915–13 Feb 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56785392, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .