Charles A Giesen Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 50551 - STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: Charlie Giesen - CP/P, Donald McNeely - N, William Beckley - B, Raymond Ash - P KNEELING LEFT TO RIGHT: Stephen Moleck - G,...

Pilot with the 752nd Bomb Squadron, 458th Bomber Group of the 8th Air Force, killed on his 22nd mission over Germany, in support of troops engaged in the battle of the Bulge. He was originally buried in Germany, but his remains were repatriated in April 1949.

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 0716904
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13035338
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34649689
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-712868
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Ida, Louisiana, USA 7 September 1920

Died

St Vith, Belgium 24 December 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Schonecken in B-24 42-109812, hit by flak crashed St Vith. Killed in Action (KIA) 24-Dec-44 MACR 11121.

Buried

Greenwood Cemetery Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA 20 April 1949 Greenwood Cemetery Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Based

Horsham St Faith 24 December 1944 Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted

Revisions

Date14 Jun 2021 21:37:29
Contributoracbernstein1
Date31 Oct 2019 09:54:00
ContributorMichelbe
Sources

Michel Beckers WW2CRASHSITERESEARCH

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 11121 / MACR 11121 & Page 276 of the book LIBERATORS OVER EUROPE by Mackay, Bailey & Scorza, D790G458 & 458bg.com / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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