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Charles J Groeninger

Military

S/Sgt. Charles J Groeninger was the Left Waist gunner on B-17G #42-37750 (305th Bomb Group) that crashed on October 14th 1943 at Floverich-Puffendorf Germany. He became POW and was sent to Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria...

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37750 'Mary T'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/8/43; Long Beach 17/8/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-M] Chelveston 16/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bob Lang (KIA-in crash), Navigator: John Tew, Bombardier: Jim Adcox, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ruben...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cook County, Illinois, USA 3 November 1921
Prisoner of War (POW) Near Krems Austria 14 October 1943

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Died Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA 2 December 2008

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2021 21:59:44 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag 17B per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2019 09:01:36 Michelbe Changes to biography
Sources

Michel Beckers WW2CRASHSITERESEARCH

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2019 09:00:50 Michelbe Changes to events
Sources

Michel Beckers WW2CRASHSITERESEARCH

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 915 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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