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Charles J Kelly

Military

He flew with the 92nd until April 1944 when he completed his tour. He is mentioned in the unit history 'The Route As Briefed'

DFC; Air Medal w 5/Oak Leaf Cluster

Service

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. ...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30408 Sharon Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/5/43; Gore 9/6/43; Dalhart 27/6/43; Tinker 7/7/43; Gr Isle 28/7/43; Presque Is 4/8/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-Q] Alconbury 14/8/43; detailed Solingen but blew up near RAF Silverstone, crashed Astwell Castle, Helmdon,...

Associated Place

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Plaindealing, Louisiana 10 March 1917

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2019 22:08:51 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / daughter, Caroline K. Tait

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