Charles D Beard Jr


15 combat missions. Attacked by fighters on a mission to Berlin and on the return flight with two engines out, B-17F 42-30412 'Mischief Maker II' crashed SSE of Brussels, Belgium on 4 Mar 1944. Evaded in Belgium for months. Liberated by 1st Army October 1944. Returned to England & 96th BG. Accepted a 2nd Lt. commission from F/O. Returned to USA November 1944.

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH/ 2 Unit Citations


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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


A bomber crew, led by Captain Vern Iverson, of the 96th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30412) nicknamed "Mischief-Maker II". Official caption pritned on image: (GPR-50-1-96)(22-8-43) Capt Iverson's Crew.
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mischief-Maker II
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date Description


Birmingham, AL, USA 2 May 1922



Germany 4 March 1944


Date24 May 2017 11:10:22
ChangesChanges to service number, biography and events

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- self;
- MACR 3425;
- Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces; Snetterton Heath pg 90 & 117




Date6 Nov 2014 16:22:21
ContributorLucy May
ChangesChanges to surname, middlename and suffix

Moved names to correct fields.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:33
ChangesAAM ingest

MACR 3425 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database