S/SGT Chadell enlisted in the military February 19, 1942 in Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

Aircraft B-24H with serial number 42-78199 departed from Manduria Air Base in Italy on a combat mission to Ploesti, Romania. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed in Romania. Four chutes were seen to leave the aircraft.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Francis V. Lael
Co-Pilot, 1st Lt Ralph R. Rickey
Navigator, 2nd Lt Edward C. Roberts
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Eugene F. Hagenson
Engineer, T/Sgt William W. Turrentine
Radio Operator, S/Sgt Russell H. Preihs
Assistant Aerial Gunner, S/Sgt Cyril J. Chadwell
Gunner, Sgt Edgar Carroll
Assistant Gunner, S/Sgt John A. Mytych
Assistant Armored Gunner, Sgt Otto J. Doeppke

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