16.04.1945 No. 66th Fighter Squadron, P-47D 44-21024 "Miss Frances VI" 1st Lt. Charles W. Mayberry
Operation: Engine Test
Date: 16th April 1945 (Monday)
Unit: No. 66th Fighter Squadron, 57th Fighter Group
Type: P47D Thunderbolt
Serial: 44-21024 "Miss Frances VI"
Base: Grosseto Main, Italy
Location: Highway 1 between Grosseto and Orbetello Italy
Pilot: 1st Lt. Charles William Mayberry 0-714494 USAAF Age 24. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Slow-timing new engine - when it crashed at 09:45 hrs on Monday 16th April. No further information - are you able to assist?
Left: Newspaper article regarding the name of his aircraft "Kitten'. (see photo above)
1st Lt. Charles William Mayberry. Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Italy Plot H.8.10. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Mayberry - no further details - are you able to assist?
Researcher - Michel Beckers for Aircrew Remembered, August 2016, photographs Michel Beckers collection. Photographs of the pilot courtesy of William Mayberry and family - November 2017.