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Charles S Harding Jr


First mission 30 May 1944. Flew 17 missions including D-Day & first Russian shuttle mission. Shot down over Munich 13 July 1944 in A/C 42-107137. Got into Switzerland. Interned (INT). Escaped November 1944.



Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107137

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 27/4/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-O] Thorpe Abbotts 3/5/44; Missing in Action Munich 13/7/44 with Chas Harding, Co-pilot: Ben Wilson, Navigator: Tom Hunt, Bombardier: John Craven, Flight engineer/top...


Event Location Date
Born Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania 28 August 1921
Interned 13 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
06 October 2020 17:08:08 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2020 17:06:40 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:58 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self, 100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001, MACR 7502