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Charles Albert Meadows


Killed in Action (KIA) Letter from crew mate who survived crash landing. Lost all engines due to flak hit over France, losing fuel. They crash landed at Metfield, killing 4, permanently crippling 1. 5 survivors

Air Medal/ Purple Heart

In Memoriam

'Memory of Charles Albert Meadows who died flying B-24s. Crashed in Britain on 3rd mission, we will not forget (Brother & family).'
Remembered by Nelson R Meadows, Forestville, NY.


Units served with

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 852nd Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Born Arkwright, New York
Died Metfield 13 July 1944

Crash Landed


Plot A Row 2 Grave 6


Date Contributor Update
24 November 2014 16:01:34 Emily Changes to middlename, service number, memoriam, awards and events

Nelson R Meadows, via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.

Page at ABMC

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

491st BG Roster, Combat Sup / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia