Eyre, Charles Harris

Individual Personnel Data
Name Eyre, Charles Harris   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 15014509   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #22, effective 1 February 1944.
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner / Ball Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 13 April 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia: Section 12, Grave 7855 (Eyre, Stuhl)
Additional Information
Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #10 dated 15 January 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 3869 (24.961 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Daskey, Kendall (NMI)PilotCT
2nd Lt. Smith, Paul Matthew, JrCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Mohr, Lawrence CharlesNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Lynch, John D, JrBombardierKIA
T/SGT. Van Beveren, John EdwardRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Eyre, Charles HarrisEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Lenich, Francis AugustusBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Schleuse, Robert EdwardTail GunnerCT
SGT. Teetman, Leo Frank, JrFlexible GunnerTBD
SGT. Weaver, Jack BeverlyFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 23 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 41‑24578 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back near Molesworth; #3 supercharger defective
Sortie Report
48 31 December 1943 Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Kimbolton, with bomb load.
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑3087 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑31045 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37801 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
62 11 February 1944 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31375 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29809 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Ball Turret 42‑29809 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29809 Combat Mission Credit
This aircraft dropped 'Nickles' (propaganda leaflets) in addition to regular bombs.
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31926 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
72 6 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37789 Aborted mission after taking off.
Returned to base after group leader abandoned attempt to join assigned combat wing.
Sortie Report
74 9 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31871 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
75 16 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
77 19 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Ball Turret 42‑29809 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31166 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
81 24 March 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Ball Turret 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
94 Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
84 28 March 1944 Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Ball Turret 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
85 29 March 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Nuthampstead, due to weather.
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38112 Aborted mission after taking off.
Low squadron lead, low group. Turned back at 1013 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
87 10 April 1944 Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Ball Turret 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
41st Combat Wing A lead.
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Shot down during fighter attacks which lasted from 1354 to 1357 hrs; crashed near Lindenfels, Germany. MACR 3869
Sortie Report

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