669th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. Herbert Erdman Shatzer

Airplane Armorer-Gunner,  33718687

Prisoner Of War

669th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: 22-May-1924, Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Entered Military Service: Date: 1-Apr-1943 At: Baltimore, MD
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 33718687

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 6-Jun-1944
Captured: 6-Jun-1944, Near Forges-Les-Eaux, By: Fieldpolice at Forges-Les-Eaux
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Return Date: Before 31-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 11-Mar-1946
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 113438

Died: 16-Aug-1980, Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

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Obituary

Herbert E. Shatzer

GREENCASTLE -

Herbert E. Shatzer, 56, R.R. 1, an employee of the Crunkleton Electric Compay for the past 32 years, died on arrival Saturday, Aug. 16, 1980 at 6 p.m. at the Waynesboro Hospital.

He was born May 22, 1924, in Greencastle, son of the late George N. and Mollie E. Poper Shatzer. He was a member of the Ebenezer (Guitner's) United Brethren Church near Greencastle.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, and was a prisoner of war in Germany for more than nine months. He was a member of the Harry D. Zeigler Post 6319, VFW; Frank L. Carbaugh Post 373, American Legion, and a member of the Rescue Hose Co. 1, all of Greencastle.

Mr. Shatzer is survived by his widow, M. Delee Sharar Shatzer; two sons, Herbert N. Shatzer, Greencastle; Gary W. Shatzer, at home; two grandchildren; two brothers: Clyde E. Shatzer, Greencastle; Thomas Shatzer of Waynesboro, and one sister, Mrs. Vivian Miller of Greencastle.

Services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Ebenezer United Brethren Church with the Rev. Terry Bakner and the Rev. Lester Misner officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Minnich-Miller Funeral Home, 112 E. Baltimore St., on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9, and at the church one hour before services Wednesday.

Public Opinion (Chambersburg, PA), 18 Aug 1980, Mon, Page 10, Herbert E. Shatzer Obituary, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/image/451501722 [subscription required] : accessed 23 January 2021)




MACR 6046 / MACR 9832 Details



Notes:
A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Other Circumstances. Seen to crash 4 miles SW of Forges, France, 3 chutes reported.

Description:
The third plane, piloted by Lt. Charles Church, was last seen leaving the target area in trouble. Several crews reported seeing a big explosion in the woods nearby that might have been his plane. His gunners were S/Sgt. H.E. Shatzer and S/Sgt. P.P. Maciulewicz.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 68




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1942 Hagerstown HS
Yearbook Portrait
1942 Hagerstown HS
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The Daily Mail
10-Jun-1942
WW II Draft Registration
30-Jun-1942
WW II Draft Registration
30-Jun-1942
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The Daily Mail
09-Feb-1943
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The Daily Mail
11-Sep-1943
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The Daily Mail
24-Dec-1943
MACR Capture document
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The Baltimore Sun
23-Jun-1944
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The Morning Herald
23-Jun-1944
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The Baltimore Sun
13-Aug-1944
WW II Jewish Servicemen Card
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The Daily Mail
02-May-1945
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The Daily Mail
02-May-1945
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The Evening Sun
24-May-1945
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The Evening Sun
24-May-1945
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The Morning Herald
29-Jun-1945
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The Daily Mail
18-Jul-1945
Headstone
Newspaper Obituary
Public Opinion
18-Aug-1980
WW II Honoree



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POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
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