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MAJ  Charles A. MARTIN

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: COM

Major Charles A. Martin

Major Charles A. Martin (photo courtesy of the Martin family)

SERIAL #: STATUS: NOC
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Comments1: C.O. 349TH SQDN - LED HAMBURG MISSION 31 DEC 44

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

HAMBURG MISSION: 31 DECEMBER 1944  TARGET: HAMBURG

A/C 48220 XR-B PFF

MAJ Charles A. MARTIN  COMMAND PILOT (C.O. 349TH SQUADRON)
2nd Lt Donald A.Jones           P  CPT 4/3/45 ULM          sn# 0-764687
2nd Lt Grant A.Fuller           CP CPT 4/3/45 ULM          sn# 0-715178  (flew as formation officer in the tail)
2nd Lt Arthur H.Juhlin      NAV  CPT 4/3/45 ULM          sn# 0-723096
2nd Lt Ralph P.Farrell,Jr.     BOM  SWA 17/10/44 COLGNE    sn# 0-216851
  Cpl Donald Stewart,Jr.     ROG SWA  17/10/44 COLOGNE  sn# 19129630
  Cpl Alfred F.Marcello        TTE CPT  4/3/45  ULM          sn# 17155233
  Cpl Curtis L.Hooker          BTG  CPT  8/3/45 GIESSEN     sn# 38591214
  Cpl Sam L.Foushee          WG   CPT   4/3/45  ULM       sn# 14107051
  Cpl Perry G.Kratsas          WG   NOC                           sn# 13187776
  Cpl Patrick J.Gillen,Jr.       TG   CPT   31/3/45  BAD BERKA, OIL STORAGE (100TH "A")  sn# 32901583

On this mission the 100th Bomb Group lost 12 a/c to enemy flak and fighters.

Originally assigned to the 458th Bomb Group ( B-24) at Horsham St. Faith because he had flying experience in B-24's.  He flew B-24's for 7 Missions.  Then transferred to 100th Bomb Group.

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

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AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

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GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

PHOTOS:

Charles A. Martin and Paul Marcello, at the 2001 reunion. 

Charles A. Martin's Jeep

Charles A. Martin in flight

Major Charles A. Martin

Grant & Mary Fuller with Charles Martin at the 1993 reunion (photo courtesy of Grant Fuller)

Grant Fuller, Don Jones, Charles Martin, Thomas Barrett, and Don Stewart at the 1993 reunion (photo courtesy of Grant Fuller)

 

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