Charles Arthur Bennett

Military

Object Number - UPL 43802 - A few members of the Charles Bennett crew (shot down 17 August 1943 in 42-29559) appear in this 14 May 1943 photo of 2nd Lt Charles Silvernail's...

Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29559 'Stupntakit'. - Evaded.
See his page at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fbennetca.html.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33261416
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15068629
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17063087 and O-733617
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32351637
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Assistant Engineer / waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13031786
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Assistant Radio Operator / Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Stupntakit
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

California, United States 12 February 1917

Enlisted

Moffett Field, Mountain View, California, United States 28 January 1942 Enlisted as a Private in the Air Corps

Other

Evaded

Wolfsdonk, Belgium 17 August 1943 - 20 November 1943 Blown clear of the airplane when he prepared to jump. He landed in parachute near Wolfsdonk, Belgium. Helped from there by Belgian individuals and underground members who handed him over to the Belgian COMETE evasion network. See https://www.evasioncomete.be/fbennetca.html

Died

Venice, Florida, United States 26 November 1993
Santa Cruz, California, United States
Fairbanks, Alaska

Revisions

Date10 Oct 2021 10:35:21
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Updated website address : www.evasioncomete.be !

Date21 Aug 2020 19:46:51
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Updated Role/Job per info supplied wih the attached photo UPL-43802.

Date4 Jun 2020 07:09:44
ContributorED-BB
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Own research for Bennett's page at http://www.evasioncomete.org/fbennetca.html

Date19 Apr 2015 15:43:35
ContributorED-BB
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NARA WWII Enlistment records
MACR 278
Escape & Evasion Report E&E 223
See his page at www.evasioncomete.org >>> Fiches.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:24
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 278 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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