SSgt Charles Edward Banning, Jr

SSgt Charles Edward Banning, Jr

Death 11 Jul 1944
At Sea
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army / Air Force
Memorial ID 56287553 · View Source
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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, Citation of Honor, and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12012298

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

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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

Banning, Charles E., Jr., S/Sgt, Gunner, DE
Belsky, George, S/Sgt, PA
Butler, Richard J., S/Sgt, PA
Kushinski, Edward W., T/Sgt, MN
McCandless, Donald G., S/Sgt, Nose Gunner, PA

( Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )






  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56287553
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Charles Edward Banning, Jr (unknown–11 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56287553, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .