Charles A Bein

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-30984.jpeg UPL 30984 Captain William D. Roberts - 388th BG Dentist
SGT Charles A. Bein - Waist Gunner on the Eccleston Crew - 561st BS 388th Bomb Group collection

Object Number - UPL 30984 - Captain William D. Roberts - 388th BG Dentist SGT Charles A. Bein - Waist Gunner on the Eccleston Crew - 561st BS

Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31084, Killed in Action (KIA).

AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-794648
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

A bomber crew of the 388th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30193) nicknamed "Hard Luck". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Eceleston crew.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hard Luck
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Rainer

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Davenport, Iowa, USA 17 October 1918

Other

388th BG Combat Tour

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 15 August 1943 - 20 December 1943 2 missions with Adelbert Porter 1 mission with Lewis Miller 19 missions with Ken Eccleston

Buried

Tablets of The Missing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial • Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire,

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Bremen-Vegesack, Bremen, Germany 20 December 1943 Flak at the Target area was very intense and every plane suffered battle damage. Lt. Eccleston, in a/c 42-31084, was lost due to this flak; and, when last seen at 1212 hours, he was going down with his bomb bay doors open and on fire.

Revisions

Date23 Oct 2020 22:00:48
Contributorjmoore43
ChangesChanges to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date18 Dec 2017 03:18:33
Contributor466thHistorian
ChangesChanges to highest rank, role, events, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:24
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
Sources

ABMC; MACR 3154 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3154 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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