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Sgt Charles Elliott Strother
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1922
Tallassee
Elmore County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 29, 1944, Germany

SGT Charles Strother was a member of the 10-man crew who was killed during a mission over Germany. The aircraft crashed at 1pm May 29, 1944, 8 kilometers north of Kittendorf, Germany, due to enemy aircraft attack. 7 crewmen were killed in the wreckage. The other 3 made it to the ground safely and were shot and killed by the locals or the police. Nine of the crewmen were buried at the village cemetery in Kittendorf; 6 of these were re-interred at Lorraine American Cemetery, France.

He was a member of the US Army Air Forces, 577th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy

The crew:
2LT Lawrence E Larson
2LT John A Prys
2LT Gerard R Graham
2LT Robert N Larson
S/SGT Thomas F Cullins
SGT Elmer C Stark, Jr.
SGT Frederick Selden
SGT Ralph Gage
S/SGT Henry C Carter

Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Next of Kin: Mother, I D Strother, Shawmut, Alabama

There is a memorial stone for him in Alabama near his family's graves.
Sgt Charles E Strother
 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaiah Durham Strother (1882 - 1936)
  Corrie Lee Elliott Strother (1895 - 1975)
 
 Siblings:
  Leslie Durham Strother (1902 - 1971)**
  Corrie Louise Strother Word (1917 - 2001)*
  James Isaiah Strother (1919 - 2002)*
  Charles Elliott Strother (1922 - 1944)*
  Charles Elliott Strother (1922 - 1944)
  Robert Hoyt Strother (1926 - 2010)*
  George Timothy Strother (1928 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-Avold
Departement de la Moselle
Lorraine, France
Plot: Section E Row 24 Grave 41
 
Maintained by: svanwyk
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56661308
Sgt Charles Elliott Strother
Added by: Crayton Smith
 
Sgt Charles Elliott Strother
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Added by: CarolBee
 
 
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- Rest in Peace
 Added: Jun. 28, 2015
Remembering you on this Memorial Weekend 2014
- Lazer
 Added: May. 25, 2014

- Michael V Drachman
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014
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