2LT Charles F. Hale

10-1944

2LT Charles F. Hale and 1LT Sherwood L. Racey were killed, and T/5 CPL Robert F. Chapman suffered serious injury on 12 October 1944. T/5 CPL Chapman died of his injuries on 21 October 1944. The 133rd and 146th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squads were working together near Besancon, France. The Bomb Disposal Squads were assigned to inspect some captured German ordnance when a new type of fuze was found. While disassembling the fuze for technical intelligence purposes the fuze exploded killing all three.

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