Mercer, Charles Oscar, Cpl

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1944-1944, M 0611, 459th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1944

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington DC
Last Address
Giulia, Italy

Casualty Date
Dec 18, 1944
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Florence, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2013, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Aerial Gunner Badge

 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUSAAF Training Command759th Bomb Squadron459th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1943-1943, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1943, M 0611, USAAF Training Command
  1943-1944, M 0611, 759th Bomb Squadron
  1944-1944, M 0611, 459th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II12
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  
  1944-1944, B-24 Liberator
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  enlistment record
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

He was born in 1922 as Charles O. Watts.  His parents divorced when he was a toddler and his mother's second husband adopted him and so he became Charles Mercer. He was the ball turrett gunner on B-24H # 42-95265, "The Whip", when it crashed into the Adriatic Sea while returning from a bombing mission to Oswiecim, Poland. There were no survivors. His body was not recovered; he is memorialized in Florence.



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