Mankowitz, Charles (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Mankowitz, Charles (NMI)   
Rank Corporal / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 32459221   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943
Duty Tail Gunner
Last Duty Date 4 July 1943
There is no record of a MACR documenting this loss
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 264 (1.456 MB)
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Sergeant effective 15 June 1943 per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 18 June 1943.
  • Transferred on 7 January 1944 to the 1st Air Force, Mitchell Field, NY, after returning from enemy territory about a month previously (squadron history, microfilm A0641-01417).
Related Documents Unknown Missing Air Crew Report
Escape & Evasion Report # 264 (1.456 MB)
Local WebpageClick Here
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
Flt. Ofcr. Erickson, Gordon BPilotEV
2nd Lt. Dartt, Clifford CharlesCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Hackley, Francis MercerNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Irvine, Don WBombardierKIA
S/SGT. Welch, Paul GRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Penly, Robert HEngineer / Top Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. Reandeau, Lawrence JBall Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Mankowitz, Charles (NMI)Tail GunnerEV
S/SGT. Wingerter, Frank JFlexible GunnerEV
CPL. Coburn, James PFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑29960 Aborted mission after taking off.
Initially took off at 0553-1/2, landed at 0618, then took off again at 0630; reasons for this are unknown. Returned to base due to weather conditions; pilot was unable to maintain contact with the formation.
Sortie Report
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Tail Gunner 42‑29960 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
4 28 June 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Tail Gunner 42‑29960 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back with #1 oil cooler leaking; top turret and ball turret problems.
Sortie Report
5 29 June 1943 Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑30030 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
6 4 July 1943 Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Tail Gunner 42‑29960 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy. Damaged by flak after the target, then further attacked by Me-109s; crashed near Belfonds, France. No MACR
Sortie Report

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