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Charles Devay Wallach

Military

Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-102446 'Little Chub. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned. MACR 3247

Service

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...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102446 Little Chub

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gr Island 21/3/44; Presque Is 6/4/44; Langford Lodge 7/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-M] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; Missing in Action Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44 with Everett Bailey, Co-pilot: Jim Burry, Bombardier: Jesse...

Missions

  • 315

    24 April 1944

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
Assigned Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 16 April 1944 – 24 April 1944

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 545th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, James Edgar Burry Crew. One combat mission.

Interned (INT) Switzerland 24 April 1944 – 1945

Failed to Return
Comments: Struck by flak on bomb run; after bombing left formation and headed for Switzerland; shot down by Swiss aircraft, crashing into the Greifensee. MACR 4347. This aircraft was recovered from lake in the 1950's.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2017 01:35:29 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

2017-07-09 information from duplicate file https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/25454 was consolidated in this fie.

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4135

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4347 / MACR 4347, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=w... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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