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Charlie J Fowlkes Jr

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down at Fuerth in B-17 Bombo #4338128

Service

Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38128 BOMBO

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/6/44; Lincoln 14/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 22/8/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 13/9/44 with Bob Funk, Navigator: Allan Quinn, Bombardier: Rae Stokes, Ball turret gunner: Bob Lawrence, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Danville, Virginia
Died 13 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8856

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