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May Herbert E.

Name:
Herbert E. May
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
39089440
Unit:
547th Bomber Squadron, 384th Bomber Group
Date of Death:
1943-09-16
State:
California
Cemetery:
Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France
Plot:
I
Row:
17
Grave:
7
Decoration:
Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Comments:

SSgt Herbert E. May, mechanic of the B-17 42-5849 “Hell’s Belles II”, took off from station 106 Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, UK at 1145 on a bombing mission over Nantes. However, it was fired upon by fighters and flak, and its engine caught on fire. Part of the plane landed in Meriais and the rest (wing and engine) landed near Fougeray. The plane was only partially evacuated.