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Charles S H Mullins


Charles was killed before he could parachute to safety as the aircraft exploded; he stayed behind, after the remaining crew exited the aircraft, to destroy the Nordan bomb site (to prevent it from falling into German hands)


Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb 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


  • 42-97858 'Lady of Fortune' "Carmen's folly"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 30/4/44 LADY FORTUNE; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-Y] 1/5/44; 82m, Missing in Action Cologne 10/1/45 with Roger Rand, Navigator: Irving Plinskin, Ball turret gunner:...


Event Location Date
Born Norwood, Ohio, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 10 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
01 March 2015 20:51:48 willelmore Changes to biography

Family history as it was related to his parents and my mother (his cousin) (this was told by his "best" friend who was a member of the air crew and survived the downed plane

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

MACR 11743 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database