Charles Calvin Payne was born on 14 October 1923, son of Horton Gross Payne and Helen Farmer. Husband of Ruth L. Payne, 519 Wyatt Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Sgt. Payne was a graduate of Central High School and was formerly employed by the Skates Drug Company, Rossville Boulevard. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Payne, brother and sister, Trester and Hortense Payne and hsi wife, Ruth Payne.

448th Bomber Group, 715th Bomber Squadron, 8th Air Force
Killed in Action 26 August 1944
Sgt Payne was initially buried at St. Avold, Metz, France
Buried now at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 687

Aircraft B-24H, with serial number 41-28924 departed from Seething on a bombing mission to Ludwigshafen, Germany. The aircraft was hit by flak over the target. It crashed at Friesenheimer island near Mannheim-Sandhoven. 6 Chutes were seen.

Crew members
Pilot, 2nd Lt Edmond G. Postemsky
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Clifford Bruce Unwin
Navigator, 2nd Lt Wyllys B. Jennings
Bombardier, 2nd Lt James T. Bell
Top Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Leroy J. Canning
Radio Operator/Gunner, S/Sgt Alessandro L. Falconi
Waist/ Aerial Gunner, Sgt Adley V. Benoit
Ball Turret Gunner, Sgt Leroy J. Brizzolara
Waist/Armored Gunner, Sgt Ernesto Concepcion
Tail Turret Gunner, Sgt Charles C. Payne

Lt. James T. Bell and Sgt Charles C. Payne were the two East Tennesseans on this flight.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 October 1923
  • Date of death: 26 August 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 448th Bomber Group, 715th Bomber Squadron
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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