Sgt. Bob Herres bailed out of his B-24 bomber over Ploesti in WW II

Incredible story.

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Sgt. Bob Herres was 20 when this picture was taken. He was in the 15th Air Force in Italy when his B-24 "Liberator" bomber was shot down over enemy territory. Photo provided Sgt. Bob Herres of Venice, Fla. was 20 when this picture was taken. He was in the 15th Air Force in Italy when his B-24 “Liberator” bomber was shot down over enemy territory. Photo provided

It was dark and eerie when he climbed out of the sack at 4 a.m, shaved and ate a breakfast of powdered eggs, Spam and coffee. Then he and the rest of the 10-man crew of “Shack Happy,” a B-24 bomber, headed to the briefing room with scores of other B-24 crews to get the bad news.

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