2021 REUNION
OGDEN, UTAH
6-10 OCTOBER 2021

Mathis, Charles E

Individual Personnel Data
Name Mathis, Charles E
Rank First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-725462
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #116 dated 15 November 1944, effective 15 November 1944.
  • Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 544th Bomb Squadron Morning Report - Casual Pool, 70th Reinforcement Depot, AAF Station 594, B-17 Crewman, effective 20 May 1945.
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 20 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Graduated from Bombardier School at Kirtland AAF, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Class #42-07, 23 May 1942.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Warner, Henry LPilotCT
2nd Lt. Miller, John C, JrCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Sundeen, William ErhardNavigatorTR
1st Lt. Mathis, Charles EBombardierCT
SGT. Dean, Donald LloydRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
SGT. Seidel, John ClarenceEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Poulsen, Leonard IrvinBall Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Portwood, Ray STail GunnerCT
CPL. Taliaferro, Philip AndrewFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 18 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Bombardier 43‑38750 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
233 30 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Bombardier 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Bombardier 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Bombardier 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
236 6 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Bombardier 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
237 9 December 1944 Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Bombardier 43‑38801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Bombardier 43‑38850 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8401 Combat Mission Credit
Lead PFF ground spare; replaced 8221, which was taken by group lead when 8211 was scrubbed. Group deputy. Landed away at Woodbridge; flak damage caused prop to fall off during landing.
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
278 1 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Bombardier 43‑39197 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97592 Combat Mission Credit
41D Squadron, Squadron Lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H aircraft.
Sortie Report
304 5 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Bombardier 44‑8853 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship. Left formation over friendly territory and landed away at on Continent.
Sortie Report
316 25 April 1945 Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Bombardier 44‑8923 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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