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Charles Nelson Ballou Jr

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Arvid Dahl

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2 tours (47 missions) Schweinfurt August 1943 and 14 October 1943; acting C. O. 524th Sq August - November 1944; Pilot B-17 first (and only) glide bomb mission on Cologne 1943; flew only squadron Group Wing leads...

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. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31040 Duffy's Tavern

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/43; Scott 21/9/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-A] Kimbolton 27/9/43. [The crewmen shown in FRE 1236 would have been Captain Arvid Dahl's crew: ...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Reece, KS 5 July 1921

Son of Charles Nelson Sr and Josie May Ballou.

Enlisted Camp Crowder, Neosho, MO 21 March 1942

Camp Crowder, Neosho, Missouri

Based Kimbolton 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Chanute, KS 5 July 1998
Buried Neosho County Memorial Park, Chanute, Neosho County, KS 8 July 1998

Neosho County Memorial Park
Chanute,
Neosho County, Kansas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2020 12:14:09 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/636869016
https://www.fold3.com/record/68668420-charles-n-ballou
https://www.fold3.com/record/84602025-charles-n-ballou-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40023666/charles-nelson-ballou

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2020 12:12:27 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/636869016
https://www.fold3.com/record/68668420-charles-n-ballou
https://www.fold3.com/record/84602025-charles-n-ballou-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40023666/charles-nelson-ballou

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, 1942-45; p. 156 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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