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Charles Acevedo Hinojos


Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Frank Mead crew. 35 combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31222 Lazy Daisy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Memphis 24/10/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-D] Grafton Underwood 546 [BK-D] 23/11/43; Missing in Action Magdeburg (Berlin) 28/9/44 with Jim Brodie, Co-pilot: Lloyd Vevle, ng-Byron Atkins, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-97142 Thor, God of Thunder

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/2/44; Kearney 18/2/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 11/3/44; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-N] Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 12/9/44 with Ernest Hanlon, Co-pilot: Harry Vallere, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: ...

  • 43-37713

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-S] Grafton Underwood 3/6/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with Hugh Evans, Tom Kohlhass, Milton Erich, John Bellovary (4 Killed in Action); Chas Rinkovsky, John...


    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned to the 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [JD-F] Grafton Underwood on ...

  • 44-6476

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 17/8/44; Dow Fd 3/9/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-G] Grafton Underwood 23/9/44; 544BS [SU-L]; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 2/1/46.

  • 44-8430 RECALL

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 15/9/44; Hunter 17/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-P] Grafton Underwood 16/10/44; 546BS [BK-P]; collision damage Ingolstadt 5/4/45 with ?; force landed Belgium; Salvaged 8/4/45. RECALL.

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born El Paso, TX 22 July 1922

Son of Juan and Jesus Hinojos.

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 11 February 1943

Los Angeles, California

Hospitalised UK May 1944 – 1944

Hospitalised with Appendicitis.

Based Grafton Underwood July 1944 – February 1945

Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Grafton Underwood, UK 21 August 1944

Promoted to Sergeant.

Promotion Grafton Underwood, UK 15 November 1944

Promoted to Staff Sergeant.

Discharged USAAF 5 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Santa Fe Springs, CA 21 March 1994
Buried Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, CA 24 March 1994

Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier, Los Angeles County, California


Date Contributor Update
03 August 2020 19:37:41 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2020 19:26:25 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:25 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /