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2nd Lt Heckel arrives in France Sept. 1944



  • Charles Heckel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 1056 Twin Engine Fighter Pilot
    Col Heckel always knew he was going to fly. After enlisting at age 18, he was sent to 9thAF in France, Sept 1944. Flying P-38's for the 474thFG for about 6 weeks, he had a mid-air collision with another P-38 after downing a BF 109 during a very large...


  • 42-68153

    P-38 Lightning
    Originally assigned to 20th FG 55th FS. Flown from April to Aug 44 until sent to 474th FG 428th FS. Last flown on Oct 13th, 1944 by 2nd Lt Charles C Heckel. 474th FG Mission 190. 474thFG, 368th FG and others engaged JG 2, 26, 51 and 77. Heckel and...



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14 March 2018 00:09:32 Kornerstone Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Phil Johnson