Charles C. Payne
Born 14 October 1923
Killed in Action 26 August 1944
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Horten G. Payne, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Husband of Ruth L. Payne, 519 Wyatt Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Sergeant
448th Bomber Group, 715th Bomber Squadron, 8th Air Force
Sgt Payne was initially buried at St. Avold, Metz, France
Buried now at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 687

Aircraft B-24H, with serial number 41-28924 departed from Seething on a bombing mission to Ludwigshafen, Germany. The aircraft was hit by flak over the target. It crashed at Friesenheimer island near Mannheim-Sandhoven. 6 Chutes were seen.

Crew members
Pilot, 2nd Lt Edmond G. Postemsky
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Clifford Bruce Unwin
Navigator, 2nd Lt Wyllys B. Jennings
Bombardier, 2nd Lt James T. Bell
Top Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Leroy J. Canning
Radio Operator/Gunner, S/Sgt Alessandro L. Falconi
Waist/ Aerial Gunner, Sgt Adley V. Benoit
Ball Turret Gunner, Sgt Leroy J. Brizzolara
Waist/Armored Gunner, Sgt Ernesto Concepcion
Tail Turret Gunner, Sgt Charles C. Payne

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