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Charles I Abady

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19-Jul-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7047.

Awards: AM (7OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Joy Deen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes,...

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Units served with

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 41-31974 "We Can't Miss Victory"

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, 2 chutes observed before lost below overcast, crashed Trois...

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, NY, USA 1924
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 19 July 1944

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Enlisted New York, NY, USA 26 March 1943
Died 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19-Jul-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7047.

Buried Nantes, France 20 July 1944

Interred
Nantes cemetery
France.

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial

Lived in New York, NY, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2017 17:39:22 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-31974&Submit6=Go

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2016 15:25:40 Wex_AdamSterecki Changes to events
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56351889

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association) / B-26 memorials guide

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