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Biography
Last Name: 
YANDELL
First Name Middle Initial:
CHARLES R
Nick Name:
Street:  PO BOX 69 City & State: PINEVILLE, NE E-Mail:  linday.dove@home.com
Zip: 68134 Phone:  Spouse: Frances Eubanks
Conflict: WWII Service Branch: 8 AF 390 BG Unit: 89th AF 390 BG
Theater: ETO Where Captured: Northern Germany Date Captured: 9/9/44
Camps Held In: STALAG LUFT 1 How Long Interned: 274 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 5/10/45 Age at Capture:
Medals Received: POW
Military Job: Army Air Corp Navigator Company: Eli Lilly and Company
Occupation after War: 

 

Bio:

Charles Yandell was a navigator for the 390 Bomb Group 570th Squadron. On a Mission to Dusseldorf, Germany his plane was shot down and 4 of the crew members died with 5 men surviving. Charles spent the next 9 months as a POW in Luft 1. His fellow crew members were Robert Gallager, Murle Rodda, Leonard Gilky, Ed Duseck, Joe Costa, Edward Marshall, Ballard, and Hayes.
Charles is a former member of the METROLINA EX-POW chapter.

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