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Charles F Celeste

Military

Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11487.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Bernard Senart

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11487. ...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-96182 'Miss Furie'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 64 x combat missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. 23-Dec-44. MACR...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Rivenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Originally allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber base, Rivenhall was built during 1943-44 but transferred to the Ninth Air Force before construction was complete. It had three concrete runways, 51 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 17 January 1940
Lived in New York, NY, USA 1941
Based Rivenhall 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died 54531 Eckfeld, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. KIA. 23-Dec-44. MACR 11487.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2017 22:06:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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