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Charles D Garneau


Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-5483 'Red Ass', Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-5483 'THE DEVIL HIMSELF' aka 'RED ASS'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Homestead 17/2/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-F] Molesworth 7/3/43 RED ASS; transferred 427BS; 5m* Missing in Action Bremen 29/11/43 with Finis Brumbeloe, Co-pilot: Donnell Marsh, Navigator: Jim Groves, Flight...


  • VIII Bomber Command 140

    29 November 1943
    This is another massive raid on Bremen, Germany by a force of 360 B-17s. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 182 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 94BG (40); 95BG (20); 96BG (41); 100BG (20);...


Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 29 November 1943
Died 29 November 1943


Date Contributor Update
01 December 2020 21:50:53 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations and mission associations

Added connections to the 8th AF and to the 8th AF mission #140 for 29 Nov 1943.

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2020 21:49:02 jmoore43 Changes to service number

Added S/N per MACR 1656 at

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2020 21:37:43 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:32 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1656 / MACR 1656, Roster / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database