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Charles Hudkens McNemar

Military

Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 "Mr. Five By Five". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance. Guided to the South of France, he crossed the Pyrénées mountains into Spain. Led to Gibraltar, he was flown back from there back in England on 5 October 1943. Escape & Evasion Report E&E 110.

Service

People

  • Eino Asiala

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Eino Asiala was Tail Gunner on B-17 #42-3190, shot down over France, 14 July 1943. Initially evaded, he was captured in Paris at the end of August 1943 and made a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Conroy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five'. Evaded.

  • James Curtis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    James Curtis was Top Turret gunner on B-17 #42-3190, shot down over France, 14 July 1943. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Roscoe Greene

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five'. Evaded (EVD).

  • Kee Harrison

    Military | Major | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Kee Harrison was Pilot of B-17 #42-3190, shot down 14 July 1943 over France. He evaded capture with the help of French citizens and members of the French Résistance and was fed, sheltered, clothed and transported all the way to Gibraltar. After having...

  • Richard Lewis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jefferson Polk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five', Evaded (EVD).

  • Earl Porath

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • David Turner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five', Evaded (EVD).

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-3190 Mr Five by Five, Nip 'N Tuck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43. Bangor 23/5/43. Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-W] Rougham /43 (332BS [QE-W]. Missing in Action Le Bourget 14 July 1943 with Captain Kee H. Harrison (*), Co-pilot: David H. Turner (*), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: James H....

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 73

    14 July 1943
    The German air depot at Villacoublay, France and the German airfields Amiens/Glisy and Le Bourget at Paris, France are the primary targets for this mission. These attacks are made by three separate elements: 116 B-17s are despatched from 92BG (15);...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 2 December 1917

Clarksburg, West Virginia

Lived in October 1940

Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia

Enlisted 12 March 1942

Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio

Shot Down France 14 July 1943
Bailed out 14 July 1943

of B-17 #42-3190

Landed in Parachute 14 July 1943

near Louviers, France

Evaded capture 14 July 1943 – 5 October 1943

Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance. Back in England on 5 October 1943

Honorably discharged 14 October 1945
Died 18 August 2000

Clearfield, Utah

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 14:28:07 ED-BB Changes to events
Sources

SSDI

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 14:27:35 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

MACR 114
NARA WWII Enlistment records
WWII Draft card
Escape & Evasion Report E&E 110
SSDI (Social Security Death Index)

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2020 07:02:31 RayWells Changes to biography and events
Sources

Changed POW to Evaded Info from his son Jeff

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2020 01:46:24 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2020 13:39:06 ED-BB Changes to middlename, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Full name from Pilot Kee Harrison's Escape & Evasion Report E&E 91 (NARA)
Made the necessary connections, which hadn't been made at the start...

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2016 11:39:33 Lucy May Changes to surname, middlename, biography and media associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 114

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 114 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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