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Charles J Brouwer-Ancher

Military

Shotdown on 7/6/44 on mission to Verona in B-17 #42-31848. A/C was attacked by enemy fighters and exploded at about 14,000 feet, three chutes were seen, one burning, crashed Rovigo, It; MACR 6376. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31848

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/12/43; Oklahoma City 12/1/44; Birmingham 14/1/44; Savannah 16/1/44; Morrison 26/1/44; Assigned 347BS/99BG Tortorella 1/2/44; 14m transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; Missing in Action Parma 6/7/44 with Bill Runyan, Co-pilot:...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 11 February 1920
Italy 6 July 1944

Age 24

Buried Arlington National Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 February 2020 22:36:01 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

See MACR 6376 at Fold3.
https://www.fold3.com/search?keywords=6376&general.title.id=95:Missing+A...
Added Born and Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 49220571.

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