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Charles William Brinton

Military

LWG, Schenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Wounded on 22 June when B17 #42-3215 "Linda Mary" piloted by Lt. M. Schenk crash landed on an English field. The crew was returning from Mission #1 to Antwerp, Belgium. Brinton was taken to the 12th Evac Hospital at Redgrave where he died on the 25th of gas gangrene. Buried in the Cambridge AMC.
Duquesne, PA

Service

People

  • George Bardsley

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crash landed 22 June 1943 on the first 381st operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Wounded. Completed 25 missions.

  • Shirley Goucher

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crash landed 22 June 1943 on return on the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Wounded. Canton, MA Search of T/Sgt Goucher shows he was born in the Channel Islands, Great Britain.

  • William Grant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crashed on 22 June 1943 returning from the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Wounded. ...

  • Moses Hoppenstein

    Military | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Shenk, M. Crew

  • Tom Kehley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crash landed 22 June 1943 on return from the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary".

  • Mitchell LaBuda

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. June 22, 1943 'Devils Angel' B17 42-29984 Crash landed 22 June 1943 on the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Wounded. Completed 46 missions.

  • Martin Schenk

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    June 22, 1943 'Devils Angel' B17 42-29984 crash landed on return on the 38st first operational mission.

  • John Sinclair

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio Operator, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crash landed on 22 June, 1943 on the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Received Silver Star for pulling the wounded TG S/Sgt Sloan from his guns, tended to his wounds...

  • James Sloan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner, Tail gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Shenk, M. crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crash landed on 22 June 1943 on the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Wounded. Completed 25 missions. Tulsa, OK

  • George Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crash landed on 22 June 1943 on the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Wounded. ...

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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. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3215 Linda Mary

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/3/43; Presque Is 27/5/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-S] Ridgewell 28/4/43 with Martin Shenk, Bill Grant, Tom Keheley, Moses Hoppenstein, Shirley Goucher, John Sinclair, Mitch LaBuda, George Bardsley, Jim Sloan, Chas Brinton; Missing...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 65

    22 June 1943
    The German rubber industry (Chemische Werke Hüls AG) at Marl (district Hüls-Nord), Germany, is the primary objective of this mission and is assigned to the Bomb Groups with the most expericence. Also the industrial area of Antwerp, Belgium is assigned...

Associated Place

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Duquesne, PA, USA 8 December 1920
Enlisted Greensburg, PA 11 September 1942
Based June 1943 – 25 June 1943
Died 25 June 1943

12th Evac Hospital

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery

Plot F
Row 7
Grave 50

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2020 00:39:12 ARowe95 Changes to biography, events, person associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

All entries by ARowe95 are from:
381st BGMA
533rd Bomb Squadron War Diary
242nd Medical Detachment Diary
Fold.3
Find-A-Grave.com (Photo and information)
They Came from Over the Pond - David Osborne
The Mighty Men of the 381st - James Good Brown
Triumphant We Fly - Ken Stone

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2018 02:33:14 ARowe95 Changes to middlename, biography, events and person associations
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29 June 2018 04:06:07 ARowe95 Changes to biography, events, unit associations and place associations
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03 November 2017 17:58:48 ARowe95 Changes to biography, events and mission associations
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17 October 2017 23:29:24 ARowe95 Changes to biography, events, person associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
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Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999, Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 159-60 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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