Hays, Charles Reed

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hays, Charles Reed   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 18169113   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943, effective 5 December 1943.
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 7 January 1944
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 1608 (20.558 MB)

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Garner, Walter ErnestPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Bern, Philip (NMI)Co-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Canale, Guy (NMI)NavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Daigle, James JosephBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Edmiston, William JosephRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Hawk, Elmer Russell, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Rardon, Edward PerishBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Anderson, Jack RTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Hannah, Charles VictorFlexible GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Hays, Charles ReedFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
51 7 January 1944 Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 41‑24525 Combat Mission Credit
Left formation after bombing target. Most of crew bailed out near Abbeville, France; aircraft crashed near Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France; MACR 1608.
Sortie Report

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