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Charles H Daman

Military

Daman 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.

Daman's aircraft exploded as a result of the attack. One of the members of Daman's crew survived and was able to identify most of the fallen airmen.

In 1997 the POW MIA accounting agency investigated the location of the crash site of Daman's aircraft. In 2014 and 2015 they carried out excavations which uncovered bone fragments which were positively identified as belonging to Daman as a result of DNA analysis. Daman's remains were returned to his family in 2018.

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Demost, IdahoA
Died 4 April 1945
Remains recovered Near Ludwigslust 2014 – 2015
Buried Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 11 July 2018
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2019 13:56:54 Emily Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

POW MIA Accounting

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13730

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