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Charles G Freund

Military

Made 5 raids--hit 3 times. Forced landing on 2nd or 3rd (English Fighter Base). Shot down over Frankfort on 4 October 1943 in B-17 #4229713. Prisoner of War (POW).

AM/ PH/ POW

In Memoriam

Remembered by William Hurlbutt, Lincolnshire, IL

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29713 Bad Penny

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 27/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Syracuse 7/4/43. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) France 4 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2021 22:23:22 kfreund Changes to nickname and awards
Sources

Kurt Freund (grandson) and Ann Freund (spouse)

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2014 14:38:55 Emily Changes to memoriam
Sources

William Hurlbutt, via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 960 / MACR 960; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 274 and 281 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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