Henry P. Egerton was born on July 6, 1917, in Virginia. He resided in Salem County, New Jersey, prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on April 30, 1942, at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Shipping and receiving clerk and also as Single, without dependents.
Henry served in the 782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, as a Staff Sergeant and Gunner on the B-24G #42-78322 during World War II.
On August 3, 1944, his crew took off from Pantanella, Italy, on a bombing mission over Friedrichshafen, Germany. On their return, they were attacked and shot down by German aircraft. His aircraft crashed 200m north of the Lermoos Village Church, region of Tyrol, Austria. None of the crew members survived.
SSgt Egerton is now buried in the Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA.
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