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Charles A Haywood

Military

Assigned to 339BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF. Damaged by fighters on the return from a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944, B-17 42-31142 made a wheels up landing NE of Rethel, FR. Prisoner of War (POW).

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • 339th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31142

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Romulus 10/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-U] Snetterton 14/10/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Bob Lindstrom, Co-pilot: Bert Ripley, Navigator: Ralph Swanson{wia, gangrene set in, leg...

  • 42-39988

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-A] Snetterton 4/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with George Pond, Co-pilot: John Day, Navigator: Glenn Johnson, Bombardier: George Peters, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Morris Ring,...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cameron, MO 64429, USA 30 June 1916

Son of Oliver Claud and Minnie L [Chalfant] Haywood.

Lived in Belen, NM 87002, USA 1941
Enlisted Oklahoma City, OK, USA 2 November 1942
Based Snetterton Heath 1943 – 25 February 1944

Assigned to 339BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF.

Shot down Germany 25 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Regensburg. Damaged by fighters made a wheels up landing Rethel, France 25-Feb-44. POW MACR 2860.

Prisoner of War (POW) 78-220 Tychowo, Poland 25 February 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW).Stalag Luft IV.

Buried Carlsbad, NM 88220, USA May 2005

Sunset Gardens Cemetery
Carlsbad
Eddy County
New Mexico, USA

Died Las Cruces, NM, USA 2 May 2005

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2017 10:55:42 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Key Image ID.
https://www.fold3.com/image/28742240
https://www.fold3.com/page/90406454-charles-a-haywood/facts
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69750437

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2860 / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000; MACR 2860, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces; Snetterton Heath pg 90 & 109 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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