Charles Francis Geyer

Military

Object Number - UPL 15002 - Original caption : "A bomber crew of the 96th Bomb Group led by Second Lieutenant Charles Geyer, with their B-17 Flying Fortress." Picture taken on 3...

Lt Charles Geyer was Pilot on B-17 # 42-3439 of 96th Bomber Group / 413th Bomber Squadron, shot down 20 October 1943. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1018. Lt Geyer landed in parachute near Dinther in the Netherlands and was soon joined by his Co-Pilot Robert Surdez. Both were soon captured, sent to Amsterdam and interned at Stalag Luft 1 in Barth, Germany. See the Geyer crew page at http://www.aircrewremembered.com/gallery/index.php?/category/5

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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12155334
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31016678 and O-736630
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33273658
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32416220
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19140382
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Fort Wayne, Indiana 1918-11-06 Son of Charles F. Geyer and Mary Geyer

Died

Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States 2001-05-20

Enlisted

Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia, United States 1942-01-09 Enlisted as an Aviation Cadet in the Air Corps

Other

Prisoner of War - POW

Barth, Germany 1943-10-20 - 1945-06-16 NARA WWII POW database :"Stalag Luft 1, Barth - returned to military control 16/6/45"

Buried

Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Revisions

Date12 May 2021 07:58:26
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Added website address for the Geyer crew

Date23 Apr 2015 15:57:25
ContributorED-BB
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
MACR 1018

Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:38
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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