Charles H Stirneman

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 29931 - Charles H. Stirneman on March 31, 1944 outside of the Nissan Hut he shared with Leo Dale Rush, John Guldemond, Thomas Lemmon, Walt Foster and Burma...

Lt. Stirneman appears to have shared a Nissan hut with Lts. Leo Dale Rush, Walter E. Foster, John Guldemond, Lemmon, and Pfc. "Burma" in Quarters Area 13 at Earls Colne Airfield, England. Lt. Stirneman was born on 15 May 1921 and was killed in action at the age of 22 years on 18 April 1944 as a result of a mid-air collision on a mission to Dunkirk, which has been described as the worst mission ever dreamed up by the 9th Air Force. According to one account, he died in the North Sea when his aircraft, WT-C, exploded on impact with it. MACR-4003. He was a bombardier - navigator. His hometown is listed as San Bernardino, California.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 456th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 456th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 456th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 456th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-678576
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, B-26 Marauder

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

California, USA

Other

Killed in Action

1944-04-18 KIA on a mission to Dunkirk as a result of a mid-air collision. WT-C exploded on impact with the North Sea.

Born

1921-05-18

Revisions

Date8 Oct 2018 10:21:56
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- 9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association) ;
- B-26 memorials guide;
- https://abmc.gov/node/551412#.WSf7DE2GOM8;
- https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=4&cat=all&tf=...
- https://www.americanairmuseum.com/user/20534

Date12 Jul 2017 21:21:04
ContributorJMF
Sources

JMF - Fields of Honor

Date12 Jul 2017 00:57:08
ContributorJMF
Sources

JMF - Field of Honor website. Moench, Marauder Men. National Archives, 323rd Mission List. Although the Air Force Museum did not have records for the Group for that month, NA does. I believe another entry showing his date of death as 20 May 1944 is incorrect based on the data on the Fields of Honor site, which is corroborated to an extent, but not completely by the 323rd Mission list.

Date12 Jul 2017 00:26:33
ContributorJMF
Sources

JMF. See Marauder Men, Moench.

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