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Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 50" W 72d 41' 29"  
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Charles Austin Shott
Recent Address:   Camarillo, CA
Family Information:   Parents: Carl and Hazel; Wife: Betty and Chloe; Children: Steven, Craig, Teri, Donna, Teryl, Jeanne, Gary and Tim
Hometown:   Butte, MT
Date Entered Service:    
Service Number:  
Bomb Group:   468th
Squadron:   794th
Location of Unit:   India and China
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:    
Service Schools Attended:    
Military Specialty(ies):    
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lieutenant
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6368 "Calamity Sue"
Were you a POW?   Yes
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:   Mr Shott was a POW until August 29th 1945.
Date Discharged from the 58th:   1947
Post-WWII Military Service:
Mr. Shott served in the Air Force Reserves unitl 1955.
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
He retired from Pacific Bell Telephone in 1970. His longtime career as a fisherman and boat captain spanned nearly 30 years.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Mr. Shott was the Flight Engineer on 42-6368, Calamity Sue. On August 20th 1944, during the raid on Yawata, Calamity Sue was in the slot position behind Col. Clinkscales in 42-6334, who was leading the formation. When Col. Clinkscales' plane was rammed, the Jap fighter, with its right wing torn loose, cartwheeled into Calamity Sue. The only survivors were NEWMAN, SHOTT AND DANSBY. They were captured and became POWs.
Mr. Shott passed away November 10, 2003.


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