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FO Charles W Ibey

FO Charles W Ibey

Birth
Death 2 Feb 1945 (aged 21)
Italy
Burial Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 127018090 · View Source
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Son of William J. Ibey & Nellie May Ibey.

Brother of Daniel P. Ibey, Jane C. Ibey, Mary Ibey, and William E. Ibey.

Charles served as a Flight Officer & Bombardier on B-24J #44-41066, 721st Bomber Squadron, 450th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Grafton County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on December 2, 1942.

B-24J #44-41066 took off from Manduria Air Base, Italy on a bombing mission to Brenner Pass RR, Italy on December 29, 1944. They were hit by enemy ground anti-aircraft fire that knocked out two of their engines. As they tried to return to base the pilot, 1st Lt. Reicherts, gave the order for the crew to bailout over enemy territory which they all did including 1st Lt. Reicherts. The B-24 then crashed in Italy.

The entire crew eventually became Prisoner's of War and were all released after the war, except for Charles.

Charles, dressed in civilian clothes, was captured by a local fascist group in the village of Miane, Italy. He was then interrogated by a Lt. Zarotti and refused to give any information.

Charles was then "Executed" by the command of Lt. Zarotti during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # T-005411

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His brother Pvt William E. Ibey was also "Killed In Action" during the war and is also interred in the same cemetery.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Gravesite Details "Flat Granite Marker" - Entered the service from New Hampshire

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 28 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 127018090
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for FO Charles W Ibey (12 Jul 1923–2 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 127018090, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .