Zitnik, Charles Allen

Individual Personnel Data
Name Zitnik, Charles Allen   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-677402   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #78 dated 22 August 1943, effective 22 August 1943.
Duty Co-pilot / Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 26 November 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 1580 (11.598 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Sundlun, Bruce GeorgePilotEV
2nd Lt. Zitnik, Charles AllenCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Jylkka, Reino OswalNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. McGovern, Vincent JamesBombardierCT
S/SGT. Snyder, Charles LeslieRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
T/SGT. Ramsey, William MarionEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Curtis, William StanleyBall Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Lekas, Frank (NMI)Tail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Cappelletti, Mike JosephFlexible GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Hayes, George ClayborneFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 13 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Deanland, East Sussex, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
22 7 September 1943 Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
23 9 September 1943 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Co-pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Co-pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
25 23 September 1943 Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Co-pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24557 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back prior to assembly due to a runaway supercharger on #2 engine
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped 7,200 Code #4s 'nickles' over target.
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29809 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
31 10 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24557 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
37 26 November 1943 Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑37762 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by enemy aircraft; crashed near Bad Zwischenahn, Germany; MACR 1580. Zitnik and Pelley landed with the ship. All others bailed out.
Sortie Report

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