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Charlie Leroy Dugosh

Military

Assigned to 712BS, 488BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. On 5-Jan-44 B-24H 42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim in B-24 41-28763, hit by flak, crash landed Arras 1-Apr-44 POW. MACR 3596.

Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Richard Brady

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    On 5 Jan 1944 B-24H #42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed.

  • Robert Cook

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    On 5 Jan 1944 B-24H #42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed.

  • Kenneth Dyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt. Kenneth L. Dyer was born August 7, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted in Indianapolis on November 12, 1942. He was a Radio Operator while assigned to "Boomerang" (42-52132) Jan-Feb 1944, "Little Sheppard" (41-28711) Feb-Mar 1944 and ...

  • Billy Espich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    8th Air Force, 2nd Air Division, 20th Combat Wing, 448th BG, 712th BS ...

  • James Harmon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    2nd Lt James H Harmon went to England as a member of the 8th Air Force, 2nd Air division, 20th Combat Wing, 448th Bomb Squadron, 712th Bomb Squadron, Crew #17. They flew the Southern Route to England, leaving Harrington Airfield in Kansas on 15-Nov...

  • Edwin Pixley

    Military | Sergeant | Airplane Armorer-Gunner, Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Edwin transferred from Crew #17 to Crew #16 to replace gunners who while on an operational mission to Cherbourg, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-29208 a target marker went off in the a/c forcing four gunners to bail out and become prisoners of War (POW).

  • Jack Porter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 712BS, 448thBG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed just outside Ransart, France 1-Apr-44 POW. MACR 3596. ...

  • Jack Porter

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 389th Bomb Group

  • Alan Teague

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras 1-Apr-44 POW. MACR 3596. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • David Tobin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 20th Combat Bomb Wing

    20th Combat Bomb Wing

    Wing
    Prewar bombardment wing in the northwest. Moved to England, May–June 1943, for duty with Eighth Air Force. Received its first groups in November 1943 and served in combat in the European theater from December 1943 until April 1945. Returned to the US...

  • 2nd Combat Bomb Wing
  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron
  • 712th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28763

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. PFF A/C Leading 389BG. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras. 1-Apr-44. 3 x EVD, 8 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 3596.

  • 42-64451

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, ran off runway and crashed 5-Jan-44 pilot Robert L Campbell, Cat 5 damage. Written off.

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bandera, TX 17 July 1923

Son of Cleofus Matthew and Mary Lucetta [Elsworth] Dugosh.

Lived in Bandera County, TX, USA 1941
Enlisted San Antonio, TX 10 November 1942

San Antonio, Texas

Based Hethel 1943 – 1 April 1944

Transferred to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Seething 1943 – 1943

Assigned to 712BS, 488BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 1 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIb.

Crash landed Arras, France 1 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim in B-24 41-28763 hit by flak, crash landed Arras 1-Apr-44 POW. MACR 3596.

Died Kerrville, TX 10 April 2015
Buried Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerrville, TX 13 April 2015

Garden of Memories Cemetery
Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2021 15:19:43 dwk1927 Changes to person associations and unit associations
Sources

Billy J Espich WWII Collection

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2020 13:41:12 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84883005-charlie-l-dugosh
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28763
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/145191659/charlie-leroy-dugosh
Merged with https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/30574

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2016 18:56:00 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28763
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93733723

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3596 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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