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Charles E Brock

Military

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber withdrawal support mission in P-38J 42-67233, hit by flak, causing the loss of one engine and resultant loss of control, A/C abandoned and crashed near Kolbitz 8-Mar-44. POW. MACR 3060.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


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

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 383rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-67233

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber withdrawal support mission in P-38J 42-67233, hit by flak, causing the loss of one engine and resultant loss of control, A/C abandoned and crashed near Kolbitz 8-Mar-44. Pilot 2Lt...

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dallas County, TX, USA 12 August 1928

Aug. 12, 1928
Death: Feb. 19, 2008

Based Honington August 1943 – 8 March 1944

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Shot down Kolbitz, 02999 Lohsa, Germany 8 March 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber withdrawal support mission in P-38J 42-67233, hit by flak, causing the loss of one engine and resultant loss of control, A/C abandoned and crashed near Kolbitz 8-Mar-44. POW. MACR 3060.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 8 March 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Died Dallas County, TX, USA 19 February 2008
Buried Dallas, TX, USA March 2008

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2017 14:29:30 Al_Skiff Changes to role, awards, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Brock+&Submit=Search
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25355220

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2017 14:28:02 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Brock+&Submit=Search
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25355220

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3060 / MACR 3060, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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