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Charles L Henry


Flew on B-24H #42-52651 Starduster
5 missions from 9 May to 28 May 1944. Shot down by target flak on 28 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52651. Within 15 minutes I was picked up by German guards and dogs. Later found out I was 1/2 mile from Luftwaffe HQ. Stalag Luft IV, XIIID, VIIA. Passenger train to Poland, box car ride to Nurenburg and forced march to Moosburg. Liberated by Gen. Patton's 3rd Army.

AM/ Presidential Unit Citation/ Good Conduct Medal/ American Defense Medal/ American Campaign Medal/ European Campaign Medal w/ 6 Battle Stars/ WW II Victory Medal/ POW Medal


Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 837th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Born Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 28 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
19 January 2020 22:34:45 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2020 03:29:09 jmoore43 Changes to awards

Added the award mentioned in the "Summary biography" section.

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2020 03:19:57 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability.

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27 September 2014 18:05:48 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5223 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / roster / self, MACR 5223