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S/Sgt. Charles Edward Banning Jr.

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S/Sgt. Charles Edward Banning Jr.

Birth
New York, USA
Death
11 Jul 1944 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial
Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot
Tablets Of The Missing ~ U.S. Army Air Force
Memorial ID
56287553 View Source

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.

S/Sgt Banning served in both the Pacific and European theaters of operation in WWII. He was present at Wheeler Field on Dec 07, 1941 during the Japanese attack.
( submitted by : Al W. )

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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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 )

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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.

S/Sgt Banning served in both the Pacific and European theaters of operation in WWII. He was present at Wheeler Field on Dec 07, 1941 during the Japanese attack.
( submitted by : Al W. )

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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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 )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56287553
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56287553/charles-edward-banning: accessed ), memorial page for S/Sgt. Charles Edward Banning Jr. (1921–11 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56287553, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .