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John Price Herndon Jr

Military

Assigned to 397BS, 344BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Erkeland in B-26 43-34565; shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Erkeland, Germany. 23-Feb-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 12649

Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Carl Chapman

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 344th Bomb Group
    Capt Carl F. Chapman Jr. attended North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia. ...

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-34565 Gratis Gladys

    B-26 Marauder
    On 23 February 1945, B-26 43-34565 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Erkeland, Germany. All eight crew killed. MACR 12649.

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Dallas County, TX 21 November 1921

Son of John Price Sr and Olivia “Livy” [Gallimore] Herndon.

Based 1944 – 23 February 1945

Assigned to 397BS, 344BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died 41812 Erkelenz, Germany 23 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Erkeland in B-26 43-34565; shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Erkeland, Germany. 23-Feb-45. KIA MACR 12649

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
Plot O Row 21 Grave 1

Enlisted

Dallas Texas
Enlistment Date:
19 Aug 1940

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2020 19:12:27 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28829095
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952956
https://www.fold3.com/record/84725880-j-p-herndon
https://www.fold3.com/record/700955763-herndon-j-p
https://www.fold3.com/record/529874083-j-p-herndon
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56299717/john-price-herndon

Date Contributor Update
24 August 2019 05:09:30 Troy Herndon Changes to awards
Sources

Service awards

Date Contributor Update
24 August 2019 04:56:48 Troy Herndon Changes to media associations
Sources

J.P. Herndon Gratis Gladys 23 February 1945

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2018 16:59:12 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 12649: https://www.fold3.com/image/28829095

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