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Charles R Elliott

Military

Crashed after takeoff on a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944 in B-24H #41-29364 'Stardust'. Collided with another 466th plane in low visibility. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Robert Mogford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Crashed after takeoff on a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944 in B-24H #41-29364 'Stardust'. May have collided with another 466th plane in low visibility. Killed in Action (KIA). Mogford is particulary mentioned on page 190 as married with...

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Texas 1922
Lived in Comanche County, TX, USA 1941
Enlisted Dallas, TX, USA 27 June 1941
Died Gressenhall, Dereham NR20, UK 27 March 1944
Buried 29 March 1944

Plot G Row 3 Grave 1
Cambridge American Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2016 00:36:51 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1480109
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56289473

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

8th AAF chonology, Combat Chronology Supplement p. 243 Attlebridge Arsenal p. 190 by Wassom and Brassfield, Losses of 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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