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Charles Bainbridge Westover


Commanding Officer of the 448th Bomb Group based at Seething from November 1944 to May 1945.

Awards: DSM, LOM (2OLC), DFC (OLC), MBS, AM (4OLC), Croix de Guerre with Palm, WWII Victory, EAME (4 x Battle Stars), Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.



  • Harry Freivogel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator. B24. 2nd Air Division, 448th Bomb Group, 714 Bomb Squadron, 29 complete missions | 446th Bomb Group
    After marriage in 1941, Harry enlisted for the draft, and in his own words " being patriotic or probably knowing the regular draft would get me sooner or later and I would be drafted into the regular Army, I decided I would enlist in the Army Air Corps...

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Units served with

  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...


Event Location Date
Born Fort Gibbon, Tanana, Alabama 7 October 1915

Oscar M and

Commanding Officer of 448th BG Seething, Norwich, Norfolk NR15, UK 14 November 1944 – 27 May 1945
Died 23 July 1978
Buried August 1978

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
Section 6, Site 5713-A


Date Contributor Update
26 November 2021 13:42:16 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events and unit associations

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15 June 2018 02:55:45 Susie Changes to nickname and events

Daughter: Susanna Westover Hansen

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15 September 2017 16:54:05 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations

Key Image ID.

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07 May 2015 18:13:50 scooter6793 Changes to media associations


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13 January 2015 16:43:44 rossingtonj Changes to role, biography, events and place associations

Seething Control Tower Museum: (bottom of page)

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27 September 2014 18:05:29 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45