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Charles David Rutledge

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Killed in Action (KIA). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364.

Noted in MACR to be still at controls when A/C exploded.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • David Anderson

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kyle Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Green

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Martin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stanley Paine

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodelebau. Killed in Action (KIA). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. ...

  • Ellis Pierson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Gunner, Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederndodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW) 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. ...

  • Doyle Poling

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederndodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW) 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. ...

  • Clifford Rondou

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97890 'Queen of Hearts' "L'il Satan"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 29/5/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 12/6/44 LIL SATAN; returning from Toulouse flak hit blew off nose 25/6/44 with Karl Becker; Navigator: Bob Evans, Bombardier: Arthur Maataa (2 Killed in...

Missions

  • 652

    28 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Grover Hill, Ohio, USA 1922

Son of Roy Waggoner and Bessie T [Graham] Rutledge.

Enlisted Wheeling, WV 2 February 1943

Wheeling, West Virginia

Based Kimbolton 1944 – 28 September 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Niederdodeleben, Germany 28 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' Crashed at Niederdodeleben. KIA 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364.

Buried Niederdodeleben, Germany 2 October 1944

Interred
Niederdodeleben cemetery
Germany

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot D Row 31 Grave 35

Buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Carrollton, OH 1948

Memorialised
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Carrollton,
Carroll County, OH

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2019 13:08:13 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28679030
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762452?rec=299318463
https://www.fold3.com/record/84222352-charles-d-rutledge
https://www.fold3.com/record/529896444-charles-d-rutledge
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56660332/charles-d-rutledge
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134745407/charles-david-rutledge

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2019 16:19:49 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28679030
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762452?rec=299318463
https://www.fold3.com/record/84222352-charles-d-rutledge
https://www.fold3.com/record/529896444-charles-d-rutledge
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56660332/charles-d-rutledge
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134745407/charles-david-rutledge

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9364 / MACR 9364; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 325 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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