Charles J Culver

Military
media-35075.jpeg UPL 35075 Sgt Charles Culver. Sunde crew. 381st BG, 535th BS.
Photo courtesy of the USAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries website

USAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries website

Object Number - UPL 35075 - Sgt Charles Culver. Sunde crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Photo courtesy of the USAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries website

RWG, Sunde crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Former member of the 534th BS. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31097 'Mission Belle'. Mission #46 to the chemical factory at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1661. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID.

Henderson, KY

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32410832
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17065322 and O-739541
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38168075
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32335119
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31196558
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mission Belle
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 13D, Oflag 73

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Evansville, Indiana, United States 14 January 1943

Born

Henderson, Kentucky, USA 29 October 1943

Other

Prisoner of War

Żagań, Poland 1 December 1943 Interned at Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Poland Stalag XIIID

Died

Henderson, Kentucky, United States 29 September 1983

Buried/ Commemorated

Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Henderson, Kentucky, United States

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USAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries website

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MACR 1661
NARA WWII Enlistment Records
NARA WWII POW records

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1661 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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