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Charles J Bohm

Military

Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 14626.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Wilbur Cox

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bohn,...

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 391st Bomb Group

    391st Bomb Group

    Group
    "The heaviest losses sustained by the 391st Bombardment Group in a single operation occurred on 23 December 1944, after an attack on the railroad viaduct at Ahrweiler, Germany (11). Upon completion of the second bomb run, the formation was attacked by...

  • 574th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-95878 'Weary Lera'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 344BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn, left...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

  • Matching

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Matching was transferred to the Ninth Air Force and first occupied in January 1944 by the 391st Bomb Group, equipped with B-26s. The station had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 18 November 1918
Lived in New York, NY, USA 1941
Based Matching 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF.

Based Andrews Field 1944 – 23 December 1944

Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 23 December 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Shot down Bonn, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn, POW. MACR 14626.

Died Suffolk County, NY, USA 28 May 2000
Buried Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA June 2000

Long Island National Cemetery
East Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2017 19:41:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29039257
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=72527098

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