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Sherman Edward Meek

Military

Assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #29 dated 5 February 1945, Gerald Hicks Crew. 17 combat missions.
Prisoner of War. Crashed near Ramhausen on 20 mar 45 in B-17 'Boss Lady' 42- 97271
POW Camp: Not identified in National Archives POW database. POW camp identified by Sherman E. Meek as Stalag Luft 1.

Service

People

  • William Goodman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 748 - Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Ramhausen on 20 Mar 45 in B-17 'Boss Lady' #42-97271. Missing Air Crew Report #13565.

  • Robert Grocki

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Ramhausen on 20 Mar 45 in B-17 'Boss Lady' #42-97271. MACR #13565

  • John Gussin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Ramhausen on 20 Mar 45 in B-17 'Boss Lady' #4297271

  • Jesse Hendricks

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Ramhausen on 20 Mar 45 in B-17 'Boss Lady' #4297271

  • Gerald Hicks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Ramhausen in B-17 'Boss Lady' #42-97271, MACR 13565 ...

  • Robert Thiefels

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Ramhausen on 20 Mar 45 in B-17 'Boss Lady' #4297271

  • Charles Winner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Ramhausen on 20 Mar 45 in B-17 'Boss Lady' #4297271

  • Roger Wolcott

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down in B-17 42-97271 JD-H, BOSS LADY on 20 March 1945. Missing Air Crew Report #13565.

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97271 BOSS LADY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Dalhart 29/2/44; Dow Field 3/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-A] Grafton Underwood 25/4/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 30/3/45 with Gerald Hicks (Killed in Action); Jesse Hendricks, Bob Thiefels, John Gussin, Bill Goodman,...

Missions

  • 898

    20 March 1945
    Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description ...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Holdenville, Oklahoma, USA 25 July 1925
Enlisted Oklahoma City, OK, USA 13 September 1943

His 1st name appears in (most) official records as "MEEKS" due to a clerical error by his local draft board. Attempts were made to correct this error, but "As a confused 18 year old, away from home for the first time, I gave up and carried the 'Meeks' through my service." As related by Sherman Edward Meek in July 2014.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 20 March 1945

"I was held in Stalag Luft 1. We arrived there in a group of about 20 USAAF prisoners in late March 1945. Our crew was split up with each member being assigned to a different room. We were airlifted out in early May by B-17s to a base in France, then by C-47s to a base near the Coast to await transportation the US."
Sherman Meek, 1 March 2015

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 09:30:15 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and place associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate record to include information from :
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=m...

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2015 20:46:53 bombercommand Changes to biography and events
Sources

Personal correspondence with Sherman Meek, 3 March 2015.

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2015 19:52:35 bombercommand Changes to biography and events
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2015 19:50:50 bombercommand Changes to person associations and media associations
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2015 00:45:58 bombercommand Changes to awards
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2015 00:31:11 bombercommand Changes to biography, events and media associations
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2015 03:02:06 bombercommand Changes to middlename
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2015 23:39:15 bombercommand Changes to surname, service number, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13565 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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