Charles Burton EASLEY

 

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Pilot Class Book 43-E, Brooks Field, TEXAS
ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-679726
AGE22 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1922
STATEKnoxville TENNESSEE
FAMILY

Divorced

Parent: James Frank & Olive Bittle EASLEY 

Brother:  James Frank

RANK2nd Lieutenant
FONCTIONPilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENTClerks, general officeTN
DATE of ENLISTEMENT3 april 1942 Fort Oglethorpe GEORGIA
SQUADRON107th Tactical Air Command Squadron
GROUP67th Reconnaissance Group
ARMYIX Tactical Air Command
DATE OF DEATH18 july 1944easley charles b tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHTo Lapenty - 6 km E St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
DATA PLAN

P-51 Mustang - type F-6 - s/n 43-6053

p 51 mustang

 

Macr: 7051

Mission: Photo recognition on Avranches (50), Vire (14)

Takeoff: Terrain A-9D Le Molay (14)

Shot in air combat with Messerschmitt - 14h30

CEMETERY TEMPORARY

Cemetery Temporary of Marigny  N°3555

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R 10189857

Story of Cemetery Temporary

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CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

PlotRowGrave
C64
DECORATION
Air Medal + 5 Oak Leaf Clusteram 5olc
Good Conduct MedalGood Medal Conduite
European African Middle Eastern Campaing MedalEAMECampaign
American Campaing Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
Purple Heartph
Pilote Certificat
aile pilote
 

 

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STORY
Charles Burton Easley was the pilot of aircraft F-6A with serial number 43-6053. He departed from Molay, France on a visual reconnaissance mission.
Statement by 1st Lt Raymond James Doyle, Air Corps
On 18 July 1944, I flew a visual reconnaissance mission with 2nd Lt Charles B. Easley, south and east of Avranches, France. At approximately 1415 hours, I saw four aircraft drop below the overcast headed in our direction. I reported the bogies as being at nine o’clock and Lt Easley acknowledged receipt of my message. A few seconds later some eight other sections followed the original four which were now recognized as ME 109s. I called a break to the left which we both executed and then I headed for the deck giving similar instructions to Lt Easley. While on the deck he called and asked if I was still with him. After informing him that I was and to continue on home, a section of two aircraft dove at me from three o’clock. When the lead ship started firing I broke right, into them and after they had passed, turned North and headed for home. A few seconds later I saw tracers off my left wing and broke in that direction. The enemy aircraft broke off the attack and while in this turn, looking south, I saw a cloud of smoke and dust which I assume to be an aircraft; probably Lt Easley. Last contact was made by radio prior to the second break.

Le Molay-Littry, monument aérodrome A9

 


Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) A-9/A-9D

1944 the battle of Normandy, the memory
Le Molay-Littry
Monuments and vestiges

Tribute stele on the A9 Aerodrome
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 The Molay-Littry, Monument to the A9 Monument, which indicates that an American airfield was located in the surrounding fields during the summer of 1944.

Aérodrome A9
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The Advanced Landing Ground A9 was built on June 21 by the 834 Engineer Aviation Battalion, IX Engineer Air Command of the IX US Army Air Force.

The aerodrome was operational on 30 June under code A9 Le Molay; two reconnaissance groups were based on its tracks: the 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, equipped with F5 Lightning, and the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, which flew on F6 Mustang.

A specially designed track was reserved for the aircraft of the great allied leaders (Churchill, Eisenhower, de Gaulle ...). Then, starting in August, the site was dedicated to maintenance with the 2 nd Advanced Air Depot.

aerodrome molay littry plan

 

An observation table shows the course of the terrain in 1944, of which there is no visible trace. Location: from the city center, take the D5 towards the north Le Molay, the monument is located on the right at the crossroads of the road of Saonnet
Stelle of the 60th anniversary Stelle commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy celebrated in 2004. These stelae were placed on the initiative of the association Normandy Mémoire, and bear the inscription "Memory, Freedom, Citizenship".

 
 

SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOFacebook.com - Aad.archives.gov - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Honorstates.gov - Francecrashes39-45.net - Etvma.org - 6juin1944.com - Forgottenairfields.com - JF PELLOUAIS and Arie-JAN VAN HEES - Findagrave.com
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