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1Lt. Charles H. Le Fevre

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1Lt. Charles H. Le Fevre

Birth
Lansdowne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
29 Nov 1943 (aged 27)
Netherlands
Burial
Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot
Section N ~ Row 12 ~ Grave 14
Memorial ID
56300920 View Source

Charles served as a First Lieutenant and Pilot on B-17 #42-29787, 525th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Sussex County, Delaware prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 12, 1942 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as Single, without dependents.

B-17 #42-29787 took off, with a crew of 10, from Kimbolton, England on a bombing mission over Breman, Germany.

After a successful bombing mission they were first hit by ground anti-aircraft fire which damaged their B-17. Then while returning to base they were attacked by a German ME-109 fighter plane that eventually, due to the previous damage they had sustained, was able to shoot them down. They crashed about 1 mile off the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea.

Charles was "Killed In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-793793

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on B-17 #42-29787:
Dixon, Leonard ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, UT
Gorn, Lion A. ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NY
Hunter, Robert W. ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IL
Laird, Wesley W. ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, CA
Le Fevre, Charles H. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, DE
Miller, John R. ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Mulligan, James C. ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, GA
Spurgiasz, Jan ~ T/Sgt, Navigator, NY
Valsecchi, Alfred ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CA

The only survivor of the crash:
Schooley, Edgar E., Jr. ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, OH

( Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

Charles served as a First Lieutenant and Pilot on B-17 #42-29787, 525th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Sussex County, Delaware prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 12, 1942 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as Single, without dependents.

B-17 #42-29787 took off, with a crew of 10, from Kimbolton, England on a bombing mission over Breman, Germany.

After a successful bombing mission they were first hit by ground anti-aircraft fire which damaged their B-17. Then while returning to base they were attacked by a German ME-109 fighter plane that eventually, due to the previous damage they had sustained, was able to shoot them down. They crashed about 1 mile off the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea.

Charles was "Killed In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-793793

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Airmen who perished on B-17 #42-29787:
Dixon, Leonard ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, UT
Gorn, Lion A. ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NY
Hunter, Robert W. ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IL
Laird, Wesley W. ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, CA
Le Fevre, Charles H. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, DE
Miller, John R. ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Mulligan, James C. ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, GA
Spurgiasz, Jan ~ T/Sgt, Navigator, NY
Valsecchi, Alfred ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CA

The only survivor of the crash:
Schooley, Edgar E., Jr. ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, OH

( 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: 56300920
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56300920/charles-h-le_fevre: accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt. Charles H. Le Fevre (1 Jan 1916–29 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56300920, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .