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Charles M. Hall, Pilot
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CHARLES M. HALL CREW - 358th BS
B-17G #42-31669 Shoo Shoo Baby (358BS) VK-J
(Lt Hall assigned 358BS: 24 Feb 1944)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Robert C. Moller (N)(KIA), 2Lt Charles M. Hall (P),
2Lt Paul C. Stewart (CP)(KIA), F/O Dario J. Manze (B)(KIA)

(Front L-R) Sgt Raymond E. Cadlolo (LWG)(POW), S/Sgt Thomas E. Coe, Jr. (E)(KIA),
Sgt Drackart L. Jones (R)(KIA), Sgt James L. Cast (RWG)(POW),
Sgt Joseph T. Jasinski (BTG)(KIA), Sgt Roy A. Sable (TG)(POW)

Lt Hall's thirty combat missions:
Fifteen missions as CoPilot with the 358th BS Lt James B. Taylor Crew 104 (4 Feb 44), 106, 109, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 126, 129, 130 (28 Mar 44) - As Pilot (Upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on 04 April 44)(15 missions) - Five missions with Original Crew: 132 (9 Apr 44), 135, 136, 137, 138 (20 Apr 44) - Ten missions with other crewmen: 145 (30 Apr 44), 146, 148, 150, 151, 153, 154, 158, 159, 160 (25 May 44)

(KIA-POW) - Mission 140 - Lt Hall's Original Crew
Mission #140, 24 April 1944, to Landsberg, Germany in B-17G #42-107200 (No name) (358th BS) (VK-B) on its first combat mission (MACR 4274). 2Lt Paul C. Stewart, Lt Hall's previous CoPilot, was flying his first mission as Pilot with all of the other members of the Lt Hall Crew. 2Lt Rudolph H. Heape (KIA) was a replacement CoPilot on his second combat mission. The B-17 was hit by flak and was damaged. It left the formation and was last seen heading towards Switzerland. It never arrived in Switzerland for internment. Sgt's Cadlolo (LWG), Cast (RWG) and Sable (TG) were captured and made POWs. Lt's Stewart (P), Heape (CP), Moller (N). F/O Manze (B), S/Sgt Coe (E), Sgt's Jones (R) and Jasinski (BTG) were killed and buried in a common grave in 1950 at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville, KY. See the 2Lt Paul C. Stewart crew photo for additional details.

[crew photo courtesy of J. C. Payne]
[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]