Charles A Via

Military

Object Number - UPL 55412 - Crew of Just A Snappin on the Bremen Mission. Standing from left : William McClelland, Harry H. Crosby, Charles A. Via, Jr., Everett E. Blakely,...

WIA. B-17F #42-3393 'Just-A-Snappin'. On mission to Bremen on 8 Oct 1943 A/C severely damaged by flak and enemy fighters. A/C returned to base alone and crashed near Ludham.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 100th Bomb Group, approved 30 March 1944 and replaced 1957
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Did you say ten cents?, blakely’s provisional group, just-a-snappin
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date30 Mar 2020 22:01:52
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to the 100th BG - see pg. 186 in the book"Flying Fortress" by Edward Jablonski.

Date30 Mar 2020 22:00:21
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date29 Jan 2020 14:41:54
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George C. Via, Charlie's son

Date27 Jan 2020 19:27:49
Contributorjmoore43
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Added the words "Possible DUPLICATE" in the nickname field so an admin can check out this person.

Date27 Jan 2020 19:25:42
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to A/C # 42-3393 mentioned in the "Summary biography".

Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:26
ContributorAAM
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Combat Chronology, Unit History, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop and Hey p. 314 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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