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Charles R Kline

Military

Killed in Action (KIA). B-24H AC #42-50386. Shot down and crashed NE of Paris. MACR 6991. B-24H Carpetbagger, 42-50386, shot down by ME 110 south of Paris at 0200hrs. T/O from Harrington, site of crash Les Trois Mares, Oise. Final interrment in Epinal Cemetary, France.

Service

People

  • Arthur Abate

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Member of Kline crew in B-24H Carpetbagger, 42-50386, which was shot down by ME 110 south of Paris at 0200hrs. T/O from Harrington, site of crash Les Trois Mares, Oise. MACR 6991.

  • Richard Brace

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24H AC #42-50386. Shot down and crashed NE of Paris. MACR 6991. B-24H Carpetbagger, shot down by ME 110 south of Paris at 0200hrs. T/O from Harrington, site of crash Les Trois Mares, Oise. Final interrment in Epinal Cemetary,...

  • Floyd Lauletta

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24H AC #42-50386. Shot down and crashed NE of Paris. MACR 6991. B-24H Carpetbagger, 42-50386, shot down by ME 110 south of Paris at 0200hrs. T/O from Harrington, site of crash Les Trois Mares, Oise. Final interrment in Epinal...

  • Gerald Ransom

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 490th Bomb Group

  • Warren Rock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 801st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24H AC #42-50386. Shot down and crashed NE of Paris. MACR 6991. B-24H Carpetbagger, 42-50386, shot down by ME 110 south of Paris at 0200hrs. T/O from Harrington, site of crash Les Trois Mares, Oise. Final interrment in Epinal...

  • Clyde Schultz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24H AC #42-50386. Shot down and crashed NE of Paris. MACR 6991. B-24H Carpetbagger, 42-50386, shot down by ME 110 south of Paris at 0200hrs. T/O from Harrington, site of crash Les Trois Mares, Oise. Final interrment in Epinal...

  • Jesse Snider

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24H AC #42-50386. Shot down and crashed NE of Paris. MACR 6991. B-24H Carpetbagger, 42-50386, shot down by ME 110 south of Paris at 0200hrs. T/O from Harrington, site of crash Les Trois Mares, Oise. Final interrment in...

  • Dana Wemette

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24H AC #42-50386. Shot down and crashed NE of Paris. MACR 6991. B-24H Carpetbagger, 42-50386, shot down by ME 110 south of Paris at 0200hrs. T/O from Harrington, site of crash Les Trois Mares, Oise. Final interrment in Epinal...

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Units served with

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 850th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oklahoma, USA 1918
Lived in Hammon, OK 73650, USA 1942

Box 216

Died Lagny-le-Sec, France 4 July 1944

He was serving as the pilot on a B-24H which took off from Harrington at 2331hrs, 4 July 1944 on "operation Peter" His aircraft was shot down by an ME110 night fighter approximately 35 miles south of Paris. It exploded and crashed 0200hrs at a spot known locally as Les Trois Mares, Lagny-Le-Sec(Oise), France. All eight crew members were KIA.

Buried 1945

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Epinal
Departement des Vosges
Lorraine, France
Plot: A Row 16 Grave 27

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2015 00:05:58 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2015 00:04:47 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.801492.org/Air%20Crew/Kline/Kline%20Crew.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology, USAAF SN Website / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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