Charles Edward Merritt
Died Ploesti, Romania
Norris High School Alumnus. Commemorated on Plaque at Norris Town Center, Norris, TN

449th Bomber Group, 717th Bomber Squadron, Heavy, 15th Air Force.

Aircraft B-24, serial number 42-52172, was on a bombing mission to Bucharest marshalling yard and was downed by a fighter. All ten crewmembers died.

Crewmembers
2dn Lt Everett F. Tyler
2nd Lt Wilson C. Patros
2nd Lt Joseph C. Weisbrod
2nd Lt Charles E. Merritt
S/Sgt Eldon W. Sweeney
S/Sgt George I. Parker
S/Sgt Harold W. Norris
T/Sgt Fred McCollough
S/Sgt Ballard C. Lewis
S/Sgt Donald H. Harrington

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