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Charles Daniel Bonnett

Military

•Flew to England with 384th Group Commander, Colonel Budd J. Peaslee, per Army Air Base Kearney Special Orders #96 dated 17 May 1943.
• Original Group Bombardier.
• Promoted from 1LT to Captain between 24 and 28 July 1943 (per mission loading lists).
• Transferred from Headquarters Detachment, 384th Bomb Group to the 544th Bomb Squadron on Station 106 Special Order #12 dated 18 January 1944.

Service

People

  • Budd Peaslee

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    First Commanding Officer of 384th Bomb Group and instigator of the Scouting Force concept, to enable the bomber stream to change course in good time if target area was obscured. ...

  • Dale Smith

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer; pilot | 384th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Headquarters (384th Bomb Group)

Aircraft

  • 42-30033 "Little America"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/5/43; Assigned to the 547BS/384BG [S0-G] Grafton Underwood 24/5/43, then the 546BS [BK-G]; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Maj Maurice Stanley Dillingham, Co-pilot:...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Texas, USA 25 May 1920

Born in Dallas County, Texas

Died 17 March 1982

Burial:
Restland Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Veterans I

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2015 22:05:17 bombercommand Changes to unit associations
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Date Contributor Update
23 February 2015 22:04:15 bombercommand Changes to unit associations
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2015 22:02:46 bombercommand Changes to middlename
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Find A Grave

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2015 22:02:19 bombercommand Changes to service number, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations and media associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:31 AAM AAM ingest
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