1/Lt. Charles E. Beall


Robert M. Littlefield

1/Lt. Charles E. Beall

338th FS - 12 September 1942 - 13 November 1943 (Killed in Action)

Assigned Aircraft

P-38H 42-67049

Mission History

11 Missions

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
01 15 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands
n/a 16 October 1943 Practice Mission
02 16 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands
04 18 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands
05 19 October 1943 Sweep - Amiens Area
06 20 October 1943 Duren
08 24 October 1943 St. Andre L'Eure
10 05 November 1943 Gelsenkirchen (White 3)
11 07 November 1943 Sweep - Ostend, St. Omer Area
12 07 November 1943 Sweep - Lille Area (Red Leader)
14 11 November 1943 Munster (Blue Leader)
15 13 November 1943 Bremen (Blue Leader)
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Score Detail 13 November 1943  FW-190 destroyed (air) Bremen
Notes ASN - O-659444
Known as 'Chas'
12 September 1942 - Transferred from the 38th Fighter Squadron to the 338th Fighter Squadron
13 November 1943 - Killed in Action
MACR No. 01268

Lt. Beall was shot down and killed by enemy fighters, near Bremen, Germany, during a big air battle in defence of bombers. The only statement reads as follows:

AAF Sta F-131, APO 637, U.S. Army 14 November 1943

STATEMENT

After leaving the target at Bremen, Germany, I saw Lt. Beall off my left wing. Both engines were operating and he was not in any visible trouble. My visibility was greatly hampered and I lost sight of his ship after a very brief period of time.

S/ PETER DEMPSEY 2/Lt., Air Corps

Lt. Beall was from Louisiana. He is buried at Netherlands American Military Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten. Netherlands.
Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble

21 November 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal (Posthumously)

Awards
Memories  
Additional Photo 1/Lt. Beall's grave at the Netherlands American Military Cemetery, Margraten. (T. Berendsen)
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