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ID: O-804332
Entered the Service From: Arkansas
Rank: Captain

Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 551st Bomber Squadron, 385th Bomber Group, Heavy

Died: Friday, October 06, 1944
Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery
Location: Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
Plot: B Row: 41 Grave: 43

Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross

Capt. Edwin Ross Herron

Picture right: ENGLAND-Genearl Carl Spaatz presents Distinguished Service Cross to 1st Lt. Edwin R. Herron of Little Rock, Arkansas. While serving as a pilot of an 8th AAF Bomber his plane received a direct flak hit which damaged it seriously and injured four crew members.


1st Lt.(later promoted to Captain) Edwin R. Herron - was a Pilot from the 551st BS, 385th BG, 8th AF. Lt. Herron is being awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions on February 13, 1944 while flying a B-17F-125-BO Flying Fortress (s/n 42-30836) named "Dragon Lady". He was forced to ditch in the North Sea after losing three engines and single handedly rescued 6 of his crew from the sinking plane. 3 were killed. MACR 2345


Capt. Herron was KIA on October 6, 1944 when his B-17G (s/n 44-8143) blew up over Germany. He was assigned to the 333rd Bomb Squadron (PFF) Pathfinder unit and was flying with his old unit, the 385th Bomb Group. MACR 9516