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Charles A Mauldin


8 June 1943 B-17 42276 was returning to BW1 to collect codes and allied papers left at the control office, when A/C suffered damage on landing. Crew is listed with the Reed Prov. Bomb Group.

Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29896 'Tondelayo'. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base.



  • Bohn Fawkes

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 combat missions. Shot down 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-29896 'Tondelayo'. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base. Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29896 Tondelayo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Tinker 28/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43. ...


Date Contributor Update
12 August 2020 19:57:46 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2017 11:57:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and aircraft associations

Associated correct aircraft.

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 145, 271; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 278