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Charles Hermann Bergmann Jr

Military

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Remained in USAF, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Service

Units served with

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 374th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106871

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Bordeaux, France 19-Jun-44 - Lt Walter H Sargent Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5957.

  • 44-13326

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Goliad, TX 77963, USA 15 October 1916

Charles Hermann and Amalia Mary [Bluntzer] Bergmann.

Lived in Goliad, TX 77963, USA 1941
Enlisted Kelly Field St, Lufkin, TX 75904, USA 26 January 1942

Kelly Field
Texas
USA

Promotion Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 1943

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Crashed Richmond International Airport, 1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr, Richmond, VA 23250, USA 9 April 1943

Landing Accident Virginia AAB, Richmond, Virginia Cat 4 damage 2Lt Charles H Bergmann, 9-Apr-43.

P-40F 41-13704 - 323FS 327FG.

Based Bottisham 17 May 1943 – July 1945

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK April 1944

Promoted to Captain

Crashed Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 28 June 1944

Crash Landing Bottisham/Sta 374 Cat 3 damage Lt Charles H Bergmann Jr, 28-Jun-44.

P-51D5 44-13326 - 374FS 361FG 8AF

Promotion Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 25 February 1945

Promoted to Major.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK July 1945

Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Fort Myers, FL, USA 26 February 1988
Buried Goliad, TX 77963, USA March 1988

Oak Hill Cemetery
Goliad
Goliad County
Texas
USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2016 14:18:04 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Bergmann
https://www.fold3.com/page/84744277_charles_h%20bergmann/details/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Bergmann%2C+Charl...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5035974

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

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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