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Charles Edward Cupp Jr

Military

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wessendorf in B-24 44-50838 'Red Bow' 4-Apr-45; A/C downed by fighters, broke up in flight near Lauenburg Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13730

Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Mains

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Mains was killed in action (KIA) while flying B-24 Liberator #44-50838 on 4 April 1945. He was taking part in a mission to attack German bases at Parchim, Perleberg and Wesendorf, when his aircraft encountered enemy fighters over Hamburg. ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 714th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-50838 'Red Bow'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wessendorf with Robert Mains crew 4-Apr-45; A/C downed by fighters, broke up in flight near Lauenburg 1 x POW, 9 x KIA MACR 13730 Only one of the crew, Charles Cupp, survived.

Missions

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pontiac, Michigan, USA 13 March 1925

Son of Charles Edward Cupp Sr.

Based Seething 1944 – 4 April 1945

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Lauenburg, Germany 4 April 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Wessendorf in B-24 44-50838 'Red Bow' 4-Apr-45; A/C downed by fighters, broke up in flight near Lauenburg POW MACR 13730

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 4 April 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 20:59:27 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29425553
https://www.fold3.com/image/659964248
https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/4-april-1945/

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2018 15:21:36 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13730 / http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=56688

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2014 19:26:49 Nclark Changes to awards
Sources

Family records.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13730 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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