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Charles Spence Faxon Jr

Military

Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13251

Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • James Bond

    Military | Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 454th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13251 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Datino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 454th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 13251. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clifford Donnell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 454th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13251 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carroll Griffin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 454th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13251 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Hoover

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 454th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13251 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Mitchell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 454th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13251 ...

  • Morton Sherman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 454th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13251 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Vaughn Weir

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 454th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13251 ...

Units served with

  • 454th Bomb Group

    454th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 454th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 14 May 1943 and activated on 1 June at Davis-Monthan Field, near Tucson, Arizona. Training began immediately on Consolidated B-24 Liberators[2] and the ground cadre was sent on 3 July to...

  • 736th Bomb Squadron

    736th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron; trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in January 1944, being assigned to Fifteenth Air Force in Southern Italy. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-78668 'Girl Crazy'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Valentine tank works, Austria with Charles Faxon Jr crew 23-Mar-45; shot down, 7 x POW, 2 x KIA MACR 13251

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio 20 November 19117
Enlisted Fort Thomas Newport, KY 13 January 1942

Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky

Based San Giovanni 1945 – 23 March 1945

Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died South of Valentine, Austria 23 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down. KIA MACR 13251

Buried Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Lorraine, France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2021 10:29:54 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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https://www.fold3.com/record/84181379/charles-s-faxon-jr-wwii-army-enlis...
https://www.fold3.com/record/529850115/charles-s-faxon-jr-american-battl...
https://www.fold3.com/record/717665571/faxon-charles-s-defense-powmia-ac...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56372292/charles-spence-faxon

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