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Charles Minor Frank

Military

Charles Minor Frank was from Asheville, NC. He was to be a pilot of B24s but another pilot from Asheville, NC (Mac Duncan) asked him to be his co-pilot and Charlie agreed. Also in their 10 man crew were identical twins, Joe and Jack Hensley from Asheville, NC. They were thought to be the crew with the most members from the same home town.
RTD - ditched in channel on 17 Feb 45 in B-24 42-51149.

Service

Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51149

    B-24 Liberator
    Ditched in North Sea after mission recall, 17 February 1945. MACR 16087

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 15:32:36 Mary Kay Armstrong Changes to biography
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Mary Kay Armstrong

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 15:27:00 Mary Kay Armstrong Changes to nickname
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Mary Kay Armstrong

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 15:26:26 Mary Kay Armstrong Changes to middlename
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Mary Kay Frank Armstrong (daughter)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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