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Charles E Jennings


KIA Crashed at Hugena in B-17 Chatterbox #42102502. A/C peeled out of formation in flames and began to lose altitude. Then in a quick succession, the left wing broke off and the plane blew up. Only two men escaped: Ball turret gunner Ed Whitelaw and Tail gunner Gene Weiss.


Units served with


  • 42-102502 Chatterbox

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 7/4/44; transferred 339BS/96BG [QJ-G] Snetterton 8/4/44; Missing in Action Politz 25/8/44 with Chas Jennings, Co-pilot: Styrlin Scogin, Navigator: Delmar...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Entered service from Virginia, USA 1942

Exact date not yet known

Died 25 August 1944

Plot A Row 44 Grave 3


Date Contributor Update
12 April 2017 10:11:25 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, awards, events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:35 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8283 / MACR 8283; Snetterton Falcons, pg 179, 184, 187 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database