Sept. 15, 2017 —
Army Air Forces Sgt. Charles H. Daman, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for.
In the spring of 1945, as the war in Europe drew to a close, Allied forces launched a series of aerial attacks to cripple what remained of the German air force. Daman, who was a member of the 714th Bombardment Squadron, 448th Bombardment Group, 2nd Bombardment Division, was aboard an aircraft on an attack mission on April 4, 1945, as one of more than 400 bombers to attack airbases at Parchim, Perleberg and Wesendorf, Germany. The aircraft, which held 10 airmen, was attacked by enemy fighter planes in the vicinity of Hamburg.
Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.
DPAA is grateful the German government and the staff of the Ludwigslust Castle for their cooperation in this recovery mission.
Daman's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.
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