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Charles Mercer

Cpl Charles Oscar Mercer,759 BS B-24, ball turret gunner was listed as MIA on 459th BG Combat Mission # 166, 12-18-44 on a mission to bomb Osweicim, Poland Oil Refinery. He was flying with 2nd Lt Andrew Schmidt- Pilot. The MACR # 10685 indicates that all aboard were lost- KIA. The 459 BG lost four(4) aircraft on this mission, two of which were 759 BS A/C # 42-95265, named "The Whip" and another 759 BS A/C # 44-4272, named "Eighteen".

MACR: 10685

Charles Mercer

Cpl Charles Oscar Mercer was assigned to the 459th BG 759th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Ball Turret.

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Charles Mercer






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