Charles V Blondell

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 26721 - Chuck Blondell

Charles "Chuck" was one of 9 children born to immigrant farmers from Belgium.

After the bomb run the aircraft was hit by ME109's and a fighter rammed it breaking the wing in half. The plane blew up and was disintegrated in midair with two survivors.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

5 January 1944

Born

Hecter, Minnesota, USA

Buried

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Germany 5 January 1944

Revisions

Date14 Apr 2020 13:42:54
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Carried over edits made by user 'Slistul' (https://www.americanairmuseum.com/user/34307) to a record for a different airman with the same name (https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/29787).

'Slistul' is Sarah Berglund Listul (grand-daughter of Chuck's brother, Henry).

Date27 Sep 2014 18:06:00
ContributorAAM
Sources

379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 291 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1944 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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