Cpl. Charles W. Tracy, ASN 38588323

Tail Gunner - Ellwood Crew

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 492nd Bombardment Squadron

Enlisted: 2 Aug 43    Separated: 18 Oct 45

36 Combat Missions

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon w/4 Battle Stars

World War II Victory Medal    Good Conduct Medal

(Images/Info Courtesy of Charles W. Tracy)


Ellwood Crew

Back, L-R: SSgt. Billy W. Bolton (RO), 1Lt. Elmo R. Ellwood (P), Lt. Alan Bates (CP)
Lt. Merritt J. Schwan (N), Lt. Malcolm Mason (B)

Front, L-R: Cpl. Charles W. Tracy (TG), Cpl. Loris O. Gritton (G)
SSgt.Stanley J. Richly (WG), Sgt. Michael C. DeMagistris (G)

Front, L-R: SSgt. Clayton C. Paullin (E), SSgt. Billy W. Bolton (RO), Sgt. Michael C. DeMagistris (G)
SSgt. Stanley J. Richly (WG), Cpl. Loris O. Gritton (G), Cpl. Charles W. Tracy (TG)

Back, L-R: 1Lt. Elmo R. Ellwood (P), Lt. Ralph H. Lankford (CP)
Lt. Cecil Mason (B), Lt. Merritt J. Schwan (N)

Corporal Tracy and the Ellwood Crew's ship, B-24J #44-40810 "Cabin In The Sky"

7th BG Personnel

492nd BS Personnel