Charles Austin Shott

Recent Address: Camarillo, CA
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Family Info: 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: O-683156
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 794th
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Location of Unit: India and China
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Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lieutenant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6368 Calamity Sue
Where You a POW?: Yes
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Date Transferred from the 58th: Mr Shott was a POW until August 29th 1945.
Date Discharged: 1947
Post WWII 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 About the 58th: 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.
Comments: Mr. Shott passed away November 10, 2003.

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