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Charles D Beard Jr


15 combat missions. Attacked by fighters on a mission to Berlin and on the return flight with two engines out, B-17F 42-30412 'Mischief Maker II' crashed SSE of Brussels, Belgium on 4 Mar 1944. Evaded in Belgium for months. Liberated by 1st Army October 1944. Returned to England & 96th BG. Accepted a 2nd Lt. commission from F/O. Returned to USA November 1944.

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH/ 2 Unit Citations


Units served with


  • 42-30412 Mischief-Maker II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Plane Mischief Maker II entered combat approximately Jun43 under command of Capt V.L. Iverson after the original Mischief Maker was damaged beyond repair. After this crew completed 25 missions Maj. Iverson was retained for HQ USSTAF, the crew...


Event Location Date
Born Birmingham, AL, USA 2 May 1922
Evaded Germany 4 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
24 May 2017 11:10:22 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography and events

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- self;
- MACR 3425;
- Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces; Snetterton Heath pg 90 & 117




Date Contributor Update
06 November 2014 16:22:21 Lucy May Changes to surname, middlename and suffix

Moved names to correct fields.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:33 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 3425 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database