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Charles Park Eberly

Military

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 35 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Chester Flick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102411

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Cheyenne 1/3/44; Hunter 21/3/44; Grenier 10/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Y/P] Molesworth 30/4/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 28/3/45. MISS LACE.

  • 42-31224

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    (GH) Delivered Boeing 7/10/43; Wright Fd Mat Com 19/10/43; Memphis 28/11/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-F] Molesworth 13/1/44; Missing in Action Weisbaden 15/8/44 with Sam Smithy, Co-pilot: Erny Boat, Navigator: Lansing Joralemon, Bombardier: Bob Klein,...

  • 42-39885

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/9/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Z] Molesworth 30/12/43; transferred 750BS/457BG [Q] Glatton 22/5/45; then 351BG Polebrook 29/5/45; 134m, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 42-97391

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/2/44; Billings 2/3/44; Kearney 12/3/44; Dow Fd 5/7/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-R] Molesworth 22/4/44; battle damaged Lepizig 29/6/44 with Chester Flick, Co-pilot: John Schwolow, Navigator: Weyman Tow, Bombardier: Otto Johnson,...

Missions

  • 394

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

  • 414

    15 June 1944

  • 428

    21 June 1944
    Ruhland, Germany - The target, south of Berlin, bombed by 114 fortresses with an escort of 70 Mustangs went off as planned but not before the Germans destroyed 43 B-17's and damaged 26. Landed in Russia.

  • 142

    25 June 1944
    From his mission list for the 385th/548th, this is mission #142. The target says "French Supply." He was on Peterson's Crew.

  • 447

    29 June 1944

  • 456

    6 July 1944

  • 460

    8 July 1944

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania 15 July 1920

Son of Nestor Latimer and Edwinna [Park] Eberly.

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 14 April 1942

Los Angeles, California

Based Molesworth 27 May 1944 – 1 August 1944

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK August 1944

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Died Huntingdon County, PA, USA 28 December 2007
Buried Three Springs Cemetery Three Springs Huntingdon County PA January 2008

Three Springs Cemetery
Three Springs
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2021 09:34:20 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84974182/charles-p-eberly-wwii-army-enlistm...
https://www.fold3.com/record/701030143/eberly-charles-p-u-s-wwii-hospita...

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2021 22:58:09 Bonny Eberly Changes to nickname
Sources

Image from personal collection of family of Charles Park Eberly

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2017 22:19:06 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84974182_charles_p%20eberly/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/32145055/?terms=42-102411
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/197.pdf
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/192.pdf
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/199.pdf
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/174.pdf
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/194.pdf
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/181.pdf
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/187.pdf
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40732732

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2017 15:34:41 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2017 15:16:26 Al_Skiff Changes to role, awards, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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