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LT  William G. SHERLING

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: CP
SERIAL #: O-828014 STATUS: POW
MACR: 10831 CR: 10831

Comments1: 30 NOV 44 MERSEBURG (FLAK)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW


2nd Lt Vermont O.Anderson        P    KIA    30/l11/44 Merseburg
 2nd Lt William G.Sherling           CP   POW  30/l11/44 Merseburg
 F/O Norman Klasner                NAV  KIA     30/l11/44 Merseburg
2nd Lt Herbert D.Olsen           BOM  POW    30/l11/44 Merseburg
   Cpl Dudley C.Runnels,Jr.       TTE   POW    30/l11/44 Merseburg
   Cpl Stanley W.Labuz            ROG   KIA      30/l11/44 Merseburg
   Cpl Nathan L.Sanderson       BTG    KIA     30/l11/44 Merseburg
   Cpl Frank Lusenko                WG    KIA     30/l11/44 Merseburg
   Cpl Bert E.Lickliter                 TG   KIA      30/l11/44 Merseburg

349th Sqdn. Crew,as above, joined 100th Group on 20 Oct 1944 and was on it's fourth mission.

 'MACR #10831 (micro fiche # 3984 ). Flying A/C #43 38211. 

 EYEWITNESS:  "A/C #43-38211 was hit just after bombs away.  The right wing burst into flames and the aircraft fell off on it's right side, spinning down into the ground.  This aircraft was almost competely in flames when it fell from the formation.  Two (2) chutes were observered."  The aircraft received a direct flak burst and went down in a tight spin at 1320 hours, 26,625 ft in the Merseburg area. It was seen to crash and explode among a group of large smoke stacks.

LIST OF MISSIONS FOR 2ND LT VERMONT ANDERSON: mpf 2001

1. 16/11/44 AACHEN
2. 26/11/44 HAMM
3. 29/11/44 HAMM
4. 30/11/44 MERSEBURG (FLAK)

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Merseburg DATE: 1944-11-30  
AIRCRAFT: (43-38211) CAUSE: FLAK  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 4727