26.12.1944 No. 66th Fighter Squadron P47D 42-75825 2nd. Lt. Donald Glenn Herdrich
Operation: Dive Bombing and strafing mission
Date: 26th December 1944 (Tuesday)
Unit: No. 66th Fighter Squadron 57th Fighter Group
Type: P47D Thunderbolt
Base: Grosseto, Italy
Location: near Prata, Italy
Pilot: 2nd Lt. Donald Glenn Herdrich 0-722206 USAAF Age 24. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Crashed into a Mountain near the town of Prata, Italy - no further information - are you able to assist?
2nd Lt. Donald Glenn Herdrich. Rock Island National Cemetery, Illinois, USA. Grave: E-326 - Next of kin details not available - are you able to assist further?
Researcher - Michel Beckers for Aircrew Remembered, August 2016, photographs Michel Beckers collection. Grave photograph courtesy Emily Bush.