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S/SGT  Charles C. ANTHONY

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG
SERIAL #: 16082793 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 03033 CR: 03033

Comments1: 6 MAR 44 BERLIN (EAC)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

                        LT WILLIAM A. TERRY

AIRCRAFT 42-97482, "TERRY AND THE PIRATES", SHOT DOWN DURING FIGHTER ATTACK NEAR HASELUENNE AT APPROX 1200 HOURS 06 MAR 1944.  AIRCRAFT CRASHED NEAR QUAKENBRUCK. SEVEN KIA, THREE BAILED OUT AND WERE TAKEN PRISONER.

                 CREW OF 42-97482 (TERRY AND THE PIRATES) 6 MAR 1944  BERLIN

 P       LT   WILLIAM A. TERRY          KIA    6 MAR 1944  BERLIN                         MACR#3033
 CP     LT   WILLIAM L. PETERSON     KIA    6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 NAV   LT  ROBERT P. SCHREMSER     POW 6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 BOM   LT  RALPH G. COTTER            KIA   6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 ROG  T/SGT  RICHARD P. HOWELL    KIA   6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 TTE   T/SGT JAMES P. AITKEN        POW  6 MAR 1944  BERLIN      TAPS: 1963
 BTG   S/SGT JAMES A. BAIN            POW  6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 RWG  S/SGT JOHN  R. HORN             KIA  6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 LWG   S/SGT CHARLES C. ANTHONY  KIA  6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 TG     S/SGT CARL D. HAMPTON        KIA  6 MAR 1944  BERLIN


418th Sqdn…Crew, as above, taken from Combat Crew Roster of 03 mar 1944 and MACR# 3033..

CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 01 DEC 1943

Date Crew Nbr Mission Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
3/3/1944 60 122 ANTHONY C C S/SGT LWG 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 HAMPTON C D S/SGT TG 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 HORN J R S/SGT RWG 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 BAIN J A S/SGT BTG 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 AITKEN J P T/SGT TTE 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 HOWELL R.P. T/SGT ROG 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 COTTER R G LT BOM 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 SCHREMSER R P LT NAV 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 PETERSON W L LT CP 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 TERRY W A LT P 482 BERLIN

3/4/1944 60 123 HAMPTON C D S/SGT TG 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 ANTHONY C C S/SGT LWG 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 PETERSON W L LT CP 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 SCHREMSER R P LT NAV 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 COTTER R G LT BOM 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 HOWELL R.P. T/SGT ROG 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 AITKEN J P T/SGT TTE 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 BAIN J A S/SGT BTG 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 HORN J R S/SGT RWG 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 TERRY W A LT P 482 BERLIN

3/6/1944 60 124 ANTHONY C C S/SGT LWG 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 TERRY W A LT P 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 SCHREMSER R P LT NAV 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 COTTER R G LT BOM 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 HOWELL R.P. T/SGT ROG 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 HAMPTON C D S/SGT TG 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 AITKEN J P T/SGT TTE 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 BAIN J A S/SGT BTG 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 PETERSON W L LT CP 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 HORN J R S/SGT RWG 482 BERLIN

MEMO 2:

Charles C. Anthony was born in Michigan on January 22, 1918. His parents were Charles  and Ida M. Klein Anthony. All US Censuses from 1920 through 1940 lists the family as residing in Grayling, Michigan. The 1940 Census has Anthony listed as an employee (clerk), living in the household of Isabel Cassidy. Anthony enlisted in Michigan in 1943. He was selected for flight duty, and trained as an aerial gunner. Upon completing this course of instruction, he was promoted to Sergeant, and assigned to a crew headed by Lt. Terry for crew training. This crew was sent to England, and arrived there on December 31, 1943. They flew 4 missions.

On March 6, 1944, the crew was dispatched to bomb areas in and around Berlin, Germany. Over the target, enemy aircraft attacked and damaged this B-17. Three men bailed out, and made safe landings, but were captured. Seven bodies were recovered from the crash scene, and buried locally. After the war ended, these remains were retrieved and moved to a temporary military cemetery. Later, most of them were released and sent to families for private burial. At present, Sgt Anthony lies in the Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling, Michigan. SSgt Charles C. Anthony was acting as the left waist gunner on B-17G # 42-97482, named "Terry and the Pirates," assigned to the 418th Bomb Squadron.

Missing Air Crew Report 3033 was issued to account for this loss. Combat crew rosters state the crew to have been:

1 Lt William A. Terry  p
2 Lt William L. Peterson  c-p
2 Lt Robert P. Schrenser  nav
2 Lt Ralph G. Cotter  bomb
TSgt James P. Aitken  eng/tt gun
TSgt Richard P. Howell  r/o
SSgt James A. Bain  btg
SSgt Charles C. Anthony  Lwg
SSgt John R. Horn  Rwg
SSgt Carl D. Hampton  tail gun

Lt Schrenser and Sgts Aitken and Bain were the only survivors.

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Berlin DATE: 1944-03-06  
AIRCRAFT: "Terry and the Pirates" (42-97482) CAUSE: EAC  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 106