Charles Joshua Paine Jr

Military

2 October 1942 on returning from mission to Meaulte, France, crash landed at Gatwick with landing gear retracted. 3 crew members were injured but all returned. Their plane 'Phyllis' B-17F-BO 41-24397 was salvaged.

Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Remained in USAF, retiring as Lt Colonel in Dec-71.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Phyllis
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 352nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 2 October 1942
  • Official Description: Avions Potez aircraft factory at Meaulte is bombed by 30 B-17’s. A small group attacks Saint— Omer/Longuenesse A/F. Some 400 ftr escorts provide cover which is frequently penetrated by German ftrs. The B-17’s show remarkable defensive strength.

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Waycross, GA 14 December 1914 Son of Charles Joshua Snr and Bertha [Kirkley] Paine.

Enlisted

Fort Screven, GA 26 April 1941 Fort Screven, GA

Died

Cressona, PA 11 February 1979

Buried

Cressona Cemetery, PA 15 February 1979 Cressona Cemetery Cressona, Schuylkill County, PA
Waycross, GA

Other

Pilot training

Hicks Field, TX Flight training; Primary - Hicks Field, TX.

Other

Pilot training

Goodfellow Field, TX Flight training; Basic - Goodfellow Field, TX.

Other

Pilot training

Brooks Field, TX Flight training; Advanced - Brooks Field, TX.

Based

Chelveston Assigned to 325BS, 301BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date23 Oct 2014 16:30:28
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 23-Oct-2014 Connections to web site data.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:06:04
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces by Bishop and Hey, p. 36