Charles R Kline

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 17367 - Charles Kline Crew 801st BG - 850th BS Standing Left to Right: Gerald H. Ransom (G), Jesse H. Snider (B), Richard J. Brace (N), Clyde H. Schultz...

Killed in Action (KIA). B-24H AC #42-50386. Shot down and crashed NE of Paris. MACR 6991. B-24H Carpetbagger, 42-50386, shot down by ME 110 south of Paris at 0200hrs. T/O from Harrington, site of crash Les Trois Mares, Oise. Final interrment in Epinal Cemetary, France.

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Units served with

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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 801st Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers
  • Service Numbers: 31308746
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 801st Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers
  • Service Numbers: O-703870
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 801st Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers
  • Service Numbers: 17157294
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer - Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 801st Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39913150
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Aerial Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 801st Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers
  • Service Numbers: 32812538
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 801st Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

Lagny-le-Sec, France 1944-07-04 He was serving as the pilot on a B-24H which took off from Harrington at 2331hrs, 4 July 1944 on "operation Peter" His aircraft was shot down by an ME110 night fighter approximately 35 miles south of Paris. It exploded and crashed 0200hrs at a spot known locally as Les Trois Mares, Lagny-Le-Sec(Oise), France. All eight crew members were KIA.

Born

Oklahoma, USA

Buried

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Epinal Departement des Vosges Lorraine, France Plot: A Row 16 Grave 27
Hammon, OK 73650, USA Box 216

Revisions

Date31 Aug 2015 00:05:58
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:56
ContributorAAM
Sources

Combat Chronology, USAAF SN Website / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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