Charles Clarence Roome

S/Sgt    36034929    613th
1918 - 1943

Ball Turret Gunner onboard 42-31064 (Hey Lou)

Madingley cemetery, Camebridge, England.
Wall of missing
1918 - 1943

     Charles was born 1918, Randolph, St Francois, Missouri.
     On Jul 3, 1939, Charles married to Sarah Hughes in Potosi, Washington, MO
     3 years later he enlisted to the aircorps.


     In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His last mission, Dec 31, 1943, Target: Cognac, France, the aircraft was hit by flak over the target and had
     to leave formation.
     At this point it was attacked by some enemy fighters and was last seen smoking and diving into the clouds.
     Wreckage of the aircraft was found out beyond St. Catherine's Point on the South of England.
     Unfortunately Charles didn't survived this crash.

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1943, when Charles died on the age of 25 he left behind his Wife and family :

         His wife, Sarah Hughes
         His daughter Marie Elizabeth Roome, age 1 day.....
         His father, Charles C Roome, age 56
         His mother, Ella Roome, age 56
         His sister, Armanda Roome, age 24


Mission to Cognac, crashed beyond St. Catherine's Point, England

This is all there is to tell about the plane " Hey Lou ".
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