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Charles W Mars


Hit by flak just after bombs away on a mission to Wizernes, FR on 26 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31929 'Tennessee Hillbilly' crashed N of Sr Olmer after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31929

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/1/44; Gr Island 15/1/44; Presque Is 21/2/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-R] Molesworth 1/3/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 26/3/44 with Chas Mars, Co-pilot: Bill Dallas, Navigator: George Arvanites, Flight engineer/top turret...


Event Location Date
Born Tennessee, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) France 26 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:04 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3475 / MACR 3475, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database