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Charles M Bateman


Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Merseburg in B-17 'Marge' #4338110


Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38110

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/6/44; Kearney 8/7/44; Grenier 15/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-L] Sudbury 19/7/44; 12m Missing in Action Merseburg 28/9/44 with Fred Oltman, (mission leader)-Bill Mitchell, drn-Russ Curtis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas...

Associated Place

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...


Event Location Date
Born Morganville, Kansas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 28 September 1944
Died 28 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9420 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database