Downe, Charles Owen

Individual Personnel Data
Name Downe, Charles Owen   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-678624   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #68 dated 11 August 1943
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 6 September 1943
Reported missing on MACR 776 (10.353 MB)
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 411 (5.593 MB)
DecorationsAwarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received on 6 September 1943.
Related Documents MACR 776 (10.353 MB)
E&E Report 411 (5.593 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Aufmuth, Lester HerbertPilotPOW
2nd Lt. McMath, James GCo-pilotEV
2nd Lt. Downe, Charles OwenNavigatorEV
2nd Lt. Jensen, James Chris, JrBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Corpening, Robert ClarkTogglierKIA
T/SGT. Price, Robert KyleEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Wagner, James LBall Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. Bachmann, Carl EdwardTail GunnerEV
S/SGT. Smith, Joseph HTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Fisher, Charles AlfredFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 4 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Navigator 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead, group deputy.
Sortie Report
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Navigator 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Accidentally dropped two bombs in target area.
Sortie Report
19 31 August 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Navigator 42‑5720 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Navigator 42‑5720 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Navigator 42‑5720 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by enemy aircraft; insufficient fuel to return to England; made a forced landing in field near Beauvais, France; MACR 776.
Sortie Report

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