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Charles L Kaenzig 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
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Lt Charles L Kaenzig, Bombardier, 321st BG, 446th BS MTO


10 Dec. 1944; 321st Bomb Group Medium Bmbers, B-25's Over ITALY; 

Sunday, December 10, 1944:

446th BS War Diary: The squadron loses a ship over Bologna, Italy, piloted by Lieut. Kaenzig. Other crewmen were Lieut. Ritger, Lieut. Rondel, Staff Sergeants Hermanson and Huntoon, and Corporal E. M. Allen. Sergeant Hermanson, an original member of the squadron, had flown 50 combat missions with us in Africa, returned to the states for over a year, then rejoined the squadron. This was his first mission upon his return overseas. T/Sergeant McKearin received a serious wound in the face on the mission and is hospitalized.

Allen, Emmitt M., Cpl, gunner
Hermanson, Ingwal J., Sgt, gunner
Huntoon, Stuart L., S/Sgt, turret gunner
Kaenzig, Charles L., 2Lt, bombardier
McKearin, William J., T/Sgt, radio-gunner
Ritger, Frederick C., 1Lt, pilot
Rondel, Albert O., 2Lt, pilot

446th BS Mission Summary: Squadron Mission 440

TARGET: Castel Bolognese Defense Area, Italy DATE: 10 Dec.1944

Type of Bombs: Fragmentations 446th Planes: 6

Capt. Murray led the formation. Target area N of main highway well covered. Several explosions in target area. Flak was heavy, moderate, fairly accurate becoming intense, accurate. Ten planes holed. No fighters.

Murray, Richard E., Capt, pilot, 447th BS

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