Charles Owen Beckham

Military

Object Number - UPL 39804 - Back row left to right Thomas H. “Pete” Fitzgerald – Pilot Edward J. Bullitt – Co-Pilot Edwin M. Dexter – Navigator Richard D. Eide...

Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 384th Bomb Group 422nd Bomb Squadron 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-819669
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 384th Bomb Group 422nd Bomb Squadron 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-709309
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 384th Bomb Group 422nd Bomb Squadron 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-701469
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 384th Bomb Group 422nd Bomb Squadron 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-807825
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 384th Bomb Group 422nd Bomb Squadron 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15100616
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator; Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Challenger
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Nina
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: De rumble izer
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Kentucky kernel

Missions

  • Date: 2 June 1944
  • Official Description: Role of Bombers from 2-5 June in preparation for invasion of Normandy on 6 June includes continuation of attacks against transportation and Airfield Targets in Northern France and the institution of a series of blows against coastal defenses, mainly...
  • Date: 5 June 1944
  • Official Description: 629 Heavy Bombers attack 6 coastal defence installations in Cherbourg-Caen area and 8 in Pas de Calais area, along with 3 V-weapon sites and a railroad bridge. 6 Bombers are lost.

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Revisions

Date29 Aug 2019 09:15:17
ContributorEmily
Sources

Information provided by Greg Hichens, son of Ralph Hichens

384th Bomb Group

Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:52
ContributorAAM

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