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Capt Charles Henry Foote

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Capt Charles Henry Foote

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 10 Apr 1945 (aged 24)
Lugo, Provincia di Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Plot Plot F Row 1 Grave 23
Memorial ID 56363562 View Source

Foote was the co-pilot of B-24L #44-49710, assigned to the 15th Air Force, 464th Bombardment Group, 779th Bombardment Squadron. The plane was named Stevenovich II, after the pilot's son.

They were flying from Pantanella Air Base on a bombing mission against Lugo Italy to support ground forces of the the British 8th Army. Right after releasing the bombs the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire on the left wing which caught fire and broke apart. The plane turned over and started tumbling. The radar operator was thrown clear and was able to parachute to the ground where he was taken prisoner. The other ten men aboard were killed.

He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.


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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56363562
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56363562/charles-henry-foote : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Charles Henry Foote (18 Jun 1920–10 Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56363562, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .