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Charles W Dunlap Jr

Military

Hit by flak just after bombs away on a mission to Wizernes, France on 26 Mar 1944, B-17G 42-31929 'Tennessee Hillbilly'. Crashed at Lederzeelle, North of St Omer after the crew baled out.
Prisoner of War

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 280

    26 March 1944
    9 V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise, France area and 7 V-Weapon sites in the Cherbourg, France area are the targets of this mission. A combined force of 573 heavy bombers from all three Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows: ...

Events

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

SEe more at : http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/128.pdf

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 16:02:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, service number, biography, events and mission associations
Sources

Merged information from duplicate entry to include details drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3475, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

Additional details from http://www.303rdbg.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3475 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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