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Charles James Howard Jr

Military

Shot down by flak on return from mission to Frankfurt and probably crashed in the North Sea or Channel on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-31036 'Nobody's Baby. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Air Medal, Purple Heart

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31036 Nobody's Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 7/9/43; Scott 24/10/43; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 25/10/43, 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood; transferred 614BS/401BG [IW-X] Deenethorpe 8/11/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 4/2/44 with Frank Zitkovic, Co-pilot: Bascom Clifton, Navigator:...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, Indiana
Killed in action 4 February 1944
Buried Netherlands American Cemetery, Margratan, The Netherlands (Wall of the Missing)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 May 2016 10:20:29 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 2285;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2285, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces,

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