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Charles W Hash


Crashed in B-17 #42-39217 nicknamed 'Impatient Virgin/ Iza Blue' on 14 October 1943 near RAF Lichfield after a mission over Schweinfurt. All crew returned to duty.

13 Nov 1943. B-17 #42-30213 'Lil One'. After developing severe vibrations from a runaway prop that would not feather after take-off, the crew was ordered to bail out. A/C crashed near Ipswich.


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30213 Lil' One

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 9/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 1/6/43; crashed on take off for Bremen after encountering mechanical problems 13/11/43 with Bob Simons, Co-pilot: Alvin...

  • 42-30217 Iza Blue / Impatient Virgin

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 16/6/43 IZA BLUE. ...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...


Event Location Date
Born Tennessee 3 April 1920
Enlisted Fort Oglethorpe, GA, USA 21 November 1941
Returned to duty 14 October 1943
Returned to Duty 13 November 1943


Date Contributor Update
21 April 2022 01:28:05 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2021 15:27:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2016 15:08:45 Lucy May Changes to service number, events and place associations

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

NARA enlistment record:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:03 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Chronology, Unit History, Losses of 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 371-2 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia