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2LT Herbert F Meyers

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2LT Herbert F Meyers

Birth
Death
26 Jun 1943 (aged 22)
Fort Fairfield, Aroostook County, Maine, USA
Burial
South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA GPS-Latitude: 43.6414070, Longitude: -70.2316589
Memorial ID
62097192 View Source

Second Lieutenant, 59th Ferrying Squadron, 4th Ferrying Group, World War II.

Co-Pilot aboard B-26B Marauder #41-31645. One of nine victims in a crash into a potato patch, nine miles northeast of Presque Isle, near Fort Fairfield, Maine. The bomber lost control and crashed into a horse-drawn wagon, killing all five airmen aboard and four civilian farmhands, including a nine-year-old boy and his father.

The other crew victims:

1LT Bertrand N Robertson, O-481934, ME, Pilot
1LT Edwin M Hankinson, O-792911, IL, Navigator
SSGT William H Jochim, 14171452, NE, Flight Engineer
TSGT John M Kuser, 12028003, NY, Radio Operator

The civilian victims:

Alfred Winter Sr., 38
Alfred Winter Jr., 9
Antonia Mary Ann Theriault, 25
Elouise M Newton, 19

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Herbert enlisted at Boston, Massachusetts, June 1, 1942. ASN O-516246

Second Lieutenant, 59th Ferrying Squadron, 4th Ferrying Group, World War II.

Co-Pilot aboard B-26B Marauder #41-31645. One of nine victims in a crash into a potato patch, nine miles northeast of Presque Isle, near Fort Fairfield, Maine. The bomber lost control and crashed into a horse-drawn wagon, killing all five airmen aboard and four civilian farmhands, including a nine-year-old boy and his father.

The other crew victims:

1LT Bertrand N Robertson, O-481934, ME, Pilot
1LT Edwin M Hankinson, O-792911, IL, Navigator
SSGT William H Jochim, 14171452, NE, Flight Engineer
TSGT John M Kuser, 12028003, NY, Radio Operator

The civilian victims:

Alfred Winter Sr., 38
Alfred Winter Jr., 9
Antonia Mary Ann Theriault, 25
Elouise M Newton, 19

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Herbert enlisted at Boston, Massachusetts, June 1, 1942. ASN O-516246


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  • Maintained by: Tim Cook
  • Originally Created by: BFL
  • Added: 24 Nov 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 62097192
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62097192/herbert-f-meyers: accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Herbert F Meyers (20 Jul 1920–26 Jun 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 62097192, citing Smith Street Cemetery, South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA; Maintained by Tim Cook (contributor 46481904).