Archive Report: US Forces 1941 - 1945Compiled from official National Archive and Service sources, contemporary press reports, personal logbooks, diaries and correspondence, reference books, other sources, and interviews.
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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.
Acknowledgments: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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