Charles Bange

S/Sgt Charles H Bange Jr was assigned to the 301st BG 419th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Gunner.

Charles H. Bange Jr. DOB: Feb 17,1920 - Deceased: Oct 23,2003 Graduated from New Windsor High School, New Windsor MD 1938
Enlisted US Army, Baltimore, MD June 18, 1942 - Graduated From Armor School Lowry Field #2 Denver, CO Oct 25,1942 - Graduated from Aerial Gunnery School Wendover Field, UT Dec. 5, 1942 - Departed USA - Arrival Departed - Puerto Rico 05/20/43 - 05/21/43; Trinidad 05/21/43 - 05/22/43; Belem, S.Africa 05/22/43 - 05/23/43; Natal, S.Africa 05/23/43 - 05/26/43; Dakas, Africa 05/27/43 - 05/28/43; Marraketh, Africa 05/28/43 - 05/29/43; Sole, Africa 05/29/43 - 06/11/43; St. Donat, Africa 06/11/43 - 08/07/43; Tunis, Africa (15 mi.) 08/07/43 - 12/09/43; Catania, Sicily 10/10/43 - Refueled?; Bari, Italy 12/09/43 - 12/13/43; Guilia, Italy 12/13/43 - Jan, 44; Foggia, Italy Jan, 44- Bari, Italy 03/03/44 - 03/05/44; Promoted to Staff Sgt. Dec 5, 1942 Stations: - Camp Lee, VA; Keelser Field, MS; Lowry Field, CO; Salt Lake City Airbase, UT; Wendover Field, UT; Gowen Field, ID; Walla Walla Airbase, WA; Redmond Airfield, OR; Clovis Airbase, NM; Smoky Hill Airbase, KS; Gulfport Airbase, MS; Morrison Field, FL; Robins Field, GA; Departed from Morrison Field, FL. 05/20/43 Flying Fortress "Vicki" 1st Crew went down Aug 11, 1943 west of Italy Returned: Lt Albert Fensel Lt. Jamerson F.O. Bobbie Follet Lt. Peter Robeck S/SGT Martin Polar SGT Jack Ledford SGT Robert Kennedy SGT William Cummings S/SGT R.R. Robinson 2nd Crew Lost January 1944 2nd Crew went down over Greece, Jan 1944 T/SGT Craig Returned: T/SGT Wood S/SGT Sexton S/SGT Burns* S/SGT Murray S/SGT Wallace 3rd Crew Lost February 25, 1944 3rd Crew went down over Germany or Austria Feb. 25, 1944 T/SGT Shields T/SGT Wild S/SGT Johnson S/SGT Kimball (Grounded) S/SGT Burns* *Burns was on another plane both times (Unsure of exact meaning) Missions: Date Time Target Country Location/Nearest City Resistance 06/15/43 05:05 hrs Airfield Sicily Castelvetrano Light Flak, Few Fighters 08/17/43 07:40 hrs Airfield France Istres Le Tube Heavy Flak 09/15/43 06:10 hrs Road Italy Torre Annunziata Light Flak 10/05/43 07:35 hrs Railroad Yards Bologna Italy Heavy Accurate Flak 10/10/43 08:40 hrs Airfield Greece Argos Light Flak Few Figthers 10/14/43 07:00 hrs Dry-run Railroad Bridge Italy Giuliano 10/20/43 06:00 hrs Airfield Italy Rome, Casella Medium Flak Few Fighters 10/29/43 08:05 hrs Railroad Yards Italy Genoa Medium Flak 11/02/43 09:20 Hrs Turned back Airplane Factory Austria Wiener Neustadt 11/11/43 07:40 hrs Dry-run Turned Back Docks France Toulon 11/29/43 06:50 hrs Dry-run Airfield Italy Rome 12/02/43 07:30 hrs Sub-Base France Marseilles Heavy, Very Accurate Flak, Lots of Fighters 12/15/43 05:30 hrs Power Plant Austria Innsbruck Medium Flak 12/19/43 06:50 hrs Railroad Yards Austria Innsbruck Heavy Flak Lots of Fighters 12/20/43 06:15 hrs Airfield Greece Athens Heavy Accurate Flak 12/25/43 07:00 hrs Bridge Italy Bolzano Heavy Very Accurate Flak 12/28/43 05:15 hrs Railroad Yards Italy Rimini No Flak 12/30/43 06:30 hrs Railroad Yards Italy Padua Light Flak 01/09/44 04:45 hrs Docks Italy Pola Light Flak 01/18/44 Bridge Italy South of Florence No Flak 01/19/44 Railroad Yards Italy Pontedera Light Flak 01/20/44 Supply Stores Italy South of Rome No Flak 01/21/44 Airfield Italy Rome Airdrome Light Flak 01/22/44 Railroad Bridge Italy Terni Light Flak 01/24/44 Dry-run Railroad Yards Bulgaria Sofia 01/25/44 Bridge Italy Perugia Medium Flak 01/28/44 Railroad Yards Italy Verona Heavy Flak Few Fighters 01/31/44 Factory Austria Klagenfurt No Flak 02/05/44 Docks France Toulon Heavy Accurate Flak Few Fighters 02/12/44 Troops Italy Rome Heavy Very Accurate Flak 02/14/44 Railroad Yards Italy Briscia Light Flak Few Fighters 02/15/44 Troops-Armament Italy Monte Cassino Heavy Very Accurate Flak 02/21/44 Two Raids Factory Germany Regensburg (Frozen Feet) Heavy Flak Lots of Fighters 05/06/44 Two Raids Airfield Romania Brasov Medium Flak 05/10/44 Two Raids Airplane Factory Austria Wiener Neustadt Heavy Very Intense Flak Few Fighters Released from hospital to Rep Center at Naples Summer 1944 (est.), returned to USA September 1, 1944 (est.) Discharged with Disability, May 26, 1945 from Hospital in Colorado. Started going with Ms. Dorothy Fritz, April 1947 Married Dec. 27, 1948 at Winchester, VA.

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Rank Order Date Award Ribbon & Device

S/Sgt

126

03/13/1944

AM/OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

S/Sgt

126

03/13/1944

AM/2OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

SSGT

126

03/13/1944

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

S/Sgt

454

05/14/1944

AM/5OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

S/Sgt

454

05/14/1944

AM/4OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

S/Sgt

454

05/14/1944

AM/3OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

S/Sgt

1155

06/19/1944

AM/6OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

2/25/1944 PUC


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