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Charles S Hudson

Military

Completed 2 tours, became Group Bombardier He was one of the first to get to England and the last one to leave in Nov. 1945. After his 2 tours he was assigned to 8th AAF Hdq.

DSC, DFC w/3Oak Leaf Clusters; Air Medal w 5/Oak Leaf Clusters., Purple Heart (2OLC), French Coris De guerre, EAME (6 Battle stars).

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. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Taft, CA 4 September 1915

Son of Stephen Carey and Margaret [Cogan] Hudson.

Based Bassingbourn 1943 – November 1945

Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Niles, Michigan 20 August 2011
Buried West Side District Cemetery, Taft, CA 25 August 2011

West Side District Cemetery
Taft, Kern County, CA
Grave: C Lot: 63 Block: 26

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2019 11:52:54 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Key Image ID.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75378850/charles-s_-hudson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Newsletter, the Ragged Irregular

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