Armsby, Sherman, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 361st Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1944
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Baltimore, Maryland
Last Address
RAF Bottisham (USAAF 374), Cambridgeshire, England

Casualty Date
Aug 26, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Luxembourg
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot B Row 7 Grave 37

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 Unit Assignments
375th Fighter Squadron361st Fighter Group
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 375th Fighter Squadron
  1944-1944, 361st Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1944, P-51/F-51 Mustang
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Last Known Activity
He was credited with destroying 4.5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat.
He was killed in action in Luxembourg while strafing railway cars. An ammunition car exploded and took his aircraft with it.

Synopsis of his DSC citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Second Lieutenant (Air Corps) Sherman Armsby (ASN: 0-814628), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-51 Fighter Airplane in the 375th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group, EIGHTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 20 July 1944, in the European Theater of Operations. On this date Second Lieutenant Armsby shot down THREE enemy aircraft. His unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 8th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 73 (1944)

Action Date: 20-Jul-44

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: 375th Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 361st Fighter Group

Division: 8th Air Force
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56060242
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=6308
https://www.abmc.gov/node/549878#.W4CmZC3GxOI
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/204239
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_361.php
   
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