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Charles M Shaw

Military

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Emden mission 11-Dec-43 in B-24 41-24232 'Calaban' ; A/C hit by falling bombs, crashed near the Emden estuary. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1653

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Richard O'Neill

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Emden mission 11-Dec-43 in B-24 41-24232 'Calaban' ; A/C hit by falling bombs, crashed near the Emden estuary. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1653 Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

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

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24232 'Calaban'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #41-24232 'Calaban' of 67th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, diverting safely to Malta. Later lost on 11th Dec 43 raid to Emden Industrial area, pilot Lt. Richard F. O’Neill was known for his violent...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 151

    11 December 1943
    This mission is a massive raid of 583 heavy bombers on the industrial areas of Emden, Germany. The first element is a combined force of 242 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (24); 92BG (18); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (20); 351BG (40)...

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Liberty, Mississippi, USA 1920

Son of Joe Ferman and Nina Viola [Duck] Shaw.

Enlisted Jackson, MS 16 December 1941

Jackson, Mississippi

Based Shipdham 1943 – 11 December 1943

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Near Emden estuary, Germany 11 December 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Emden mission 11-Dec-43 in B-24 41-24232 'Calaban' ; A/C hit by falling bombs, crashed near the Emden estuary. KIA. MACR 1653

Buried Wittmund, German 20 January 1944

Interred
Wittmund cemetery,
Germany

Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot A Row 41 Grave 50

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2019 13:48:06 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28703081
https://www.fold3.com/record/83988657-charles-m-shaw
https://www.fold3.com/record/529854115-charles-m-shaw
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56360836/charles-m_-shaw

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2019 21:05:02 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1653 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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