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Charles R Carey

Military

Co-Pilot B-17F #42-30634 'Liberty Belle' - After leaving formation due to an engine fire on secondary missions to bomb airfilds near Hanover, GR on 21 Feb 1944, A/C was attacked by nine FW190s. Four crewman jumped before the A/C exploded and crashed in the North Sea off Egmond, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • John McGuigan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Pilot B-17F 42-30634 'Liberty Belle'. After leaving formation due to an engine fire on secondary mission to bomb airfields near Hanover, Germany on 21 Feb 1944, A/C was attacked by nine FW190s. Four crewman jumped before the a/c exploded and crashed in...

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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30634 'Liberty Belle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/7/43; Gr Isle 22/7/43; Walla Walla 1/8/43; Scott 9/8/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-O] Horham 20/8/43; 30m, Missing in Action Brunswick 21/2/44 with John McGuigan, Bombardier: Tom Barron, Flight engineer/top turret...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 229 LEAFLET DROP

    21 February 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are depatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000) leaflets on the French cities of Rouen, Caen, Paris and Amiens. There are no losses or claims.

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Woodstock, Ohio, USA 1940
Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft III Żagań, Poland 21 February 1944 – 1945

Prisoner of War. Stalag Luft III.

Shot down Egmond, Netherlands 21 February 1944

A/C was attacked by nine FW190s. Four crewman jumped before the A/Cexploded and crashed in the North Sea off Egmond, Holland. POW.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2015 11:44:15 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

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 2423 / MACR 2423, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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