23 May 1944 — Orleans, France
T/Sgt. Herbert E. Shafer
704th Bomb Squadron, 446th Bomb Group (H)
Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
KIA 23 May 1944 aboard B-24H 42-7583 Wee Willie on mission to Orleans, France when the bombardier attempted to drop bombs through closed bomb bay doors. A piece of the broken doors struck the tail, forcing the aircraft into an uncontrollable spin. All 10 crewmembers were killed.
Shafer is buried at Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France.