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Charles Dolan Jr


Joined Sqd 9/13/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: Lehnhausen, E. Plane was B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596



  • Edward Lehnhausen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Plane was B-24 'Flak Magnet' #42-50596. ...

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Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron



  • 648

    26 September 1944

  • 652

    28 September 1944

  • 659

    2 October 1944

  • 669

    7 October 1944

  • 8th Air Force 670

    9 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 676

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 678

    15 October 1944

  • 681

    17 October 1944

  • 682

    18 October 1944

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...


Event Location Date
Born Massachusetts, USA
Died 4364 TB Buttinge, Netherlands 18 October 1944

KIA when his B+24 collided with another 44th BG B-24 while attempting to penetrate a thunderstorm front near the coast returning from the mission to Leverkusen

44th BG Combat Tour Shipdham, UK

Plot B Row 3 Grave 32
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands


Date Contributor Update
19 March 2018 01:54:12 466thHistorian Changes to awards, events and mission associations

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Webb Todd MACR 9654