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Herrington Ralph Walker

Name:
Ralph Walker Herrington
Rank:
Technical Sergeant
Serial Number:
Unit:
782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group
Date of Death:
1944-08-03
State:
Ohio
Cemetery:
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, Medina County, Ohio
Plot:
Section M, Plot 20
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Comments:

Ralph Walker Herrington was born on May 3, 1923, in Medina, Medina County, Ohio. He was the son of James M. Herrington and Bessie W. Herrington.

Ralph was inducted into the Army in December 1942. He served in the 782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, as a Technical Sergeant and Turret Gunner on the B-24 #42-95284 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 at Ehrwald, Tyrol, Austria. He is commemorated on a plaque in Ehrwald, but his place of crash inscribed is at Beim Wasser.

TSgt Herrington is now buried in the Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France. He also has a cenotaph located in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, Medina County, Ohio.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.tracesofwar.com, "Missing in Action Failed to Return" Book by Nicole-Melanie Goll and Georg Hoffmann