Charles Alvin Bolig

Military

Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30719 'Shatzi. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18058861 at enlistment, then O-679307
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Shatzi
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

7 August 1921 in Selingsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Enlisted

22 July 1942 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Other

Bailed out

20 October 1943 of B-17 42-30719

Other

made prisoner

20 October 1943 between Eerde and 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

20 October 1943 Interned at Stalag Luft 3, Sagan, Poland; force-marched from there to Stalag 7A Moosburg, Germany. Liberated there by US troops on 29 April 1945. NARA WWII POW records : "Returned to Military Control 21 July 1945."

Died

2 December 1980
in Selingsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Buried/ Commemorated

Charles Bolig rests at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Salem, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date
ContributorED-BB
Changes
Sources

MACR 1039
WWII Draft Cards
NARA WWI Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1039 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database