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Charles W Mathias


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Kleve on 22 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338850


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38801

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 21/9/44; Grenier 2/10/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-M] Grafton Underwood 28/10/44; mechanical malfunction with Bob Fisher 1/1/45; Missing in Action Leipzig 6/4/45 with Dave Hastings, Dominic Martino, Thorston Johnson, Steve Gatto, Tom...

  • 43-38850

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 28/9/44; Bismark 2/10/44; Grenier 12/10/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-D] Grafton Underwood 8/12/44; Missing in Action Sterkrade, Ger 22/1/45 with Earle Van Popering, Gene Dzjowski (2 Killed in Action); Bill Doheny, Russell Schulz, Dick...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born Denver, Colorado
RE? 1 January 1945
Prisoner of War 22 January 1945


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

AAIR 45-01-01-524 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11994, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database