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Charles B Hochadel Jr.



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  • Winkton

    Military site : airfield
    Prepared as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, the land was released for grazing before it was again selected for aircraft use, and improved for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. Used briefly by the 404th Fighter Group, it was then abandoned,...


Event Location Date
Born Albion, Pennsylvania 15 October 1917
Enlisted Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 29 January 1942
404th FG Overseas Tour Winkton Airfield, UK 21 March 1944 – 10 September 1944
Shot Down/Evaded near Evreux, France 30 June 1944

Major Harold G. Shook's number four man in the first flight wasn't doing so well, however. Elledge and Harold Freemantle both saw the P-47 shudder from cannon hits as a Messerschmitt caught it from below. The plane, flown by Lieut. Charles B. Hochadel, slid off into a glide and disappeared through a hole in the clouds, smoking as it the cockpit were on fire. Like Clonts, everyone thought he was a goner. Like Clonts, he walked back in on us a few weeks later.

Lived in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania 1950
Died St. Petersburg, Florida 25 November 1991
Buried Clearwater, Florida 28 November 1991

Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum
Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA


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