McBride, Charles Eugene

Individual Personnel Data
Name McBride, Charles Eugene
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 17072022
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 24 March 1944, effective 24 March 1944.
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS611 - Aerial Gunner
Last Duty Date 8 September 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #66 dated 7 April 1944.
  • Attached to the 1140th Military Police Company for rations, quarters and administration per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #138 dated 15 July 1944.
  • Relieved from attachment to the 1140th Military Police Company for Rations, quarters and administration effective this date per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #175 EXTRACT dated 1 September 1944.
  • Transferred in grade to the Casual Pool, 8th AFRD, AAF Station 594 on 8 September 1944 per Squadron Morning Report.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 4351 (31.504 MB)
The Humbles Crew, Charles E. McBride Mission Diary, 1944 (0.989 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Humbles, Alfred ThomasPilotCT
2nd Lt. Blackburn, Keith MonroeCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Milne, Dale ThomasNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Barton, John IsaacBombardierCT
S/SGT. Wardell, Raymond ArthurRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Keith, William BernieEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Molitor, Thomas GeorgeBall Turret GunnerTR
SGT. McBride, Charles EugeneTail GunnerCT
SGT. Fetty, Samuel LeeFlexible GunnerTBD
SGT. Kalinowski, Carl MartinFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 31 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
90 18 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
91 19 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
A Wing, High Group.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97367 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
98 29 April 1944 Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
99 1 May 1944 Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
100 4 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron, composite high group, 94th CBW.
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
103 8 May 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Tail Gunner 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group. Bomb bay doors stuck; could not bomb.
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97072 Combat Mission Credit
Group A Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
112 22 May 1944 Target: Warehouse District in the Dock Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
129 6 June 1944 Target: Highway Choke Point in City of Caen
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97237 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Tail Gunner 44‑6080 Combat Mission Credit
41C Wing, Lead Group, Wing Deputy.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Tail Gunner 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Deputy.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
41D Group, Group Lead. Lead Ground Spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97960.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Tail Gunner 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
138 18 June 1944 Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Lead.
Sortie Report
140 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Lead.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Deputy.
Sortie Report
144 22 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lille (Fives district), France
Tail Gunner 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy.
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
41st A wing lead.
Sortie Report
151 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Tail Gunner 42‑107064 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
153 7 July 1944 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st A wing. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107064.
Sortie Report

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