Shot down by a German fighter above Northern France on 8 July 1944. Crashed near Condé-Folie, 16km SE of Abbeville, Somme Department, France. 3 Prisoners of War (POW)/4 Evaded (EVD). Missing Air Crew Report-MACR 6627.
The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer/Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
B-26 41-34884 was involved in an accident on a training flight on 14 August 1943. Charles Coon is reported to have been seriously injured. He was Engineer/Gunner on board B-26 #42-107591 on the 322nd BG 8 July 1944 mission to targets in Northern France...
Military site : airfield
The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...
|Failed to Return (FTR)
||near Condé-Folie, France
||8 July 1944
Shot down by a German fighter above Northern France on 8 July 1944. Pilot Robert C. Foote (POW); Co-Pilot Kenneth L. Bayles (POW); Navigator Kenneth A. Brower (Evaded); Bombardier William D. Zahrte (POW); Radio Operator/Gunner Austin W. Bradshaw (Evaded); Engineer/Gunner Charles W. Coon (Evaded); Tail Gunner Theodore J. Dumais (Evaded). Crashed near Condé-Folie, 16km SE of Abbeville, Somme Department, France. Missing Air Crew Report-MACR 6627.