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Charles R Batdorf

Military

Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-38211 'Sleepy Time Gal'. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 731st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38211 Sleepy-time Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/1/44; Presque Is 12/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D-M] Deopham Green 9/2/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Theo McDonald, Navigator: Jacob Moskowitz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Merle Cline, Radio Operator: Wilburn Rowden...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 8 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3193 / MACR 3193, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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