I am Proud of Herb, and all the military men and women that have got us to be the nation were are today .
Herb was a quiet man in his later years and loved the Army vs Navy football games .
Herb was interviewed by Kvta AM1520 on a live radio link .
Shot down by fighters after falling out of formation and returning to England on a mission to Frankfurt am Main on 8 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-37946 'The Worry Bird'. Crew abandoned a/c near Le Havre, France. Prisoner of War.
Units served with
The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...
The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 23/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned 729th BS / 452nd BG ( M ) RAF Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 8/2/44 with Earl Truex, Co-pilot: Lt Col Herb Wangeman, Commanding Officer 452nd BG (not pictured): Bill Sumner,...
||30 June 1909
|Prisoner of War
||8 February 1944 – 1 May 1945
Stalag Luft 1