2Lt Charles F Waddell

2Lt Charles F Waddell

New York, USA
Death 14 Jun 1944 (aged 22–23)
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot Plot A Row 27 Grave 64
Memorial ID 56376151 · View Source
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Charles served as a Second Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-26B #42-96210, 587th Bomber Squadron, 394th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Queens County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 9, 1942 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

Charles was "Killed In Action" over France during the war and was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-760141


His brother, PFC John D. Waddell, Jr., was also "Killed In Action" during the war and is interred next to him (see photo to the right). They are one of fourteen pairs of brother's interred together in the Epinal American Cemetery, France.

Information on relationship as a brother at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.


Airmen who perished on B-26B (#42-96210):

Cameron, Lynn T ~ S/Sgt, Gunner/Engineer, Nebraska
Hartley, Howard R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, California
Neis, Elmer J ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, North Dakota
Picard, James L ~ S/Sgt, Massachusetts
Waddell, Charles F ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, New York
White, William M ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Nebraska

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56376151
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Charles F Waddell (1921–14 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56376151, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .