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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1913 1
Ohio 1
Death:
23 May 1944 2
Orleans, France 2
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Person:
Herbert E Shafer 1
Level of Education: 3 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1913 1
Ohio 1
Death:
23 May 1944 2
Orleans, France 2
Cause: KIA 2
Residence:
Place: Darke County, Ohio 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
10 Apr 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
35451359 1
Enlistment Place:
Cincinnati Ohio 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0943 1
Film Reel Number: 5.5 1

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Orleans, France

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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.

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