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Charles J Howard


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Second Lieutenant Howard served with the 17th Bomb Group, 37th Bomb Squadron
aboard U.S. Army Air Corps B-26F Marauder 42-96326.

Shot down over Germany by Messerschmitt Me-262's, the world's first operational
jet fighter aircraft.

All six crew aboard were Killed In Action.

The air crew were:

1st Lt. Kenneth Bedor, pilot
2nd Lt. Charles J. Howard
2nd Lt. Lorance F. Krashowetz
S/Sgt. Paul David Geitgey
Sgt. Alfred E. Belt, Jr.
Sgt. John J. Milkovich, Jr.


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Event Location Date
Born Council Bluffs, IA, USA 6 November 1923
Killed in action Neuburg an der Donau, Germany 26 April 1945
Buried Council Bluffs, IA, USA


Date Contributor Update
04 May 2016 10:34:02 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations and media associations

New entry with details from:
- "Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 19 "Killed in Action", by Charles D Taylor