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Charles W Floyd Jr


Killed in action 3 September 1943 in B-17 42-30059 "Barker's Burden".


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...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30059

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 16/5/43; Wendover 21/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-G] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Paris 3/9/43 with Chas Floyd, Co-pilot: Jack Boyd, Flight engineer/top...


  • VIII Bomber Command 90

    3 September 1943
    German airfields in France and the Caudron-Renault works at Paris are the targets for this mission. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 168 B-17s from: 91BG (14); 351BG (19); 381BG (22); 92BG (19); 305BG ...


Event Location Date
Killed in action Paris, France 3 September 1943

The third aircraft to be involved in a massive mid-air collision in the Paris, France area. A salvoed bomb (from the high group) hit the No# 3 engine of aircraft 42-30059 piloted by 1/Lt Charles Floyd, which collided with aircraft 42-5865 piloted by Lt Victor Fienup, resulting in loss of control. The aircraft piloted by Lt. Richard King received a direct falk burst amidships and sudden moved upward striking aircraft piloted by Lt Charles Floyd, this aircraft exploded.
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Buried Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Plot D Row 7 Grave 40


Date Contributor Update
06 September 2020 04:06:47 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

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15 April 2015 12:34:07 general ira snapsorter Changes to awards, events, aircraft associations and mission associations

Associated media courtesy of Julia Mortenson and additional biographical information from:;

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Update to biography and connections from, courtesy of Julia Mortenson.
Additional details from
MACR 685

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:02 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 685