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Charles Alvin Bolig

Military

Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30719 'Shatzi. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Herman Gruntmeir

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #4230719 'Shatzi. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Hurst

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30719 'Shatzi'. Evaded. Escape & Evasion Report E&E 323.

  • Harry Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30719 'Shatzi', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #4230719 'Shatzi. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Billy Lincoln

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #4230719 'Shatzi. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Nielsen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30719 'Shatzi. ' Prisoner of War (POW). His Draft Registration card dated 16 February 1942 at the City of Erie Local Board N° 6 has his last name erroneously as Nielson...

  • Earl Rivers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 42-30719 'Shatzi. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Schuyler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #4230719 'Shatzi. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Sennatt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30719 'Shatzi'. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30719 Shatzi

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/7/43; Kearney 27/7/43; Scott 14/8/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-P] Framlingham 25/8/43; Missing in Action Duren 20/10/43 with Harold W. Schuyler, Co-pilot: Earl H. Rivers Jr, Bombardier: George M. Sennatt, Flight engineer/top turret...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 116

    20 October 1943
    The primary target for this mission is the industrial areas of Duren, Germany. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined formation of 103 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that includes: 91BG (3); 92BG (14); 303BG (19);...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 7 August 1921

in Selingsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Lived in 1942

in Selingsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Enlisted 22 July 1942

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Bailed out 20 October 1943

of B-17 42-30719

made prisoner 20 October 1943

between Eerde and 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Prisoner of War (POW) 20 October 1943 – April 1945

Interned at Stalag Luft 3, Sagan, Poland; force-marched from there to Stalag 7A Moosburg, Germany. Liberated there by US troops on 29 April 1945. NARA WWII POW records : "Returned to Military Control 21 July 1945."

Buried 1980

Charles Bolig rests at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Salem, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Died 2 December 1980

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2018 14:15:53 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 1039
WWII Draft Cards
NARA WWI Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1039 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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