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Charles H Bassing


Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down by flak on 20 Jun 44 in B-24 44-40112 by fighters and crashed into Baltic. Body found Aug 2, 1944 in the Bay of Tromper northwest of Sassnitz.

Purple Heart, Air Medal


Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron
  • 856th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-40112 Flak Happy

    B-24 Liberator
    Flak Happy crashed in Sweden on 20 June 1944 on a mission to Politz, after being hit by enemy fire. ...


Event Location Date
Born Kansas City, Missouri
Killed in action 20 June 1944
Buried National Cemetery in Netherlands


Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 15:22:33 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 7074;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:41 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / WW II Memorial/MACR 7074