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
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