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SSgt Charles Edward Banning, Jr
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 11, 1944, At Sea

Son of Charles Edward Banning, Sr. and Anna Sabina Mark Banning.

Charles, who resided at 507 West Twenty-Sixth Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Staff Sergeant and Tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator (#41-29544), 68th Bomber Squadron, 44th Bomber Group, Eighth Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force in England during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on November 9, 1940 in Wilmington, Delaware and was noted as Single, without dependents.

Charles was declared "Missing In Action" when while returning from a mission over Munich, Germany his plane was so damaged that the Pilot landed it in the North Sea. Charles is believed to have drowned since he did not get out of the plane prior to it sinking.

He had served the Air Force for three years and eight months at the time of his death. He was decorated with the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Presidential Unit Citation and Citation of Honor.

Service # 12012298

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Crew lost on B-24M (#41-29544):

Banning, Charles E., Jr., S/Sgt, Gunner, Delaware
Belsky, George, S/Sgt, Pennsylvania
Butler, Richard J., S/Sgt, Pennsylvania
Kushinski, Edward W., T/Sgt, Minnesota
McCandless, Donald G., S/Sgt, Nose Gunner, Pennsylvania

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Inscription:
SSGT
68 BOMB SQ 44 BOMB GP(H)
DELAWARE
 
Burial:
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56287553
SSgt Charles Edward Banning, Jr
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SSgt Charles Edward Banning, Jr
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SSgt Charles Edward Banning, Jr
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Mar. 20, 2013

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Mar. 20, 2013

- Russ Pickett
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