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Capt Charles Frances Wright
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1922, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1951, North Korea

Captain Wright was from Seaford, Delaware.

He was the pilot of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 729th Bomber Squadron, 452nd Bomber Wing.

On September 17, 1951, while on a daylight reconnaissance mission in "Area CT", the last contact with the aircraft was made when it was over Hoengsong Airfield (K-46).

He was listed as "Missing in Action" and was presumed dead on November 11, 1953.

Charles was awarded a Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and a Purple Heart.

He was the most decorated veteran from Delaware during the Korean War.

Others on the flight also reported missing included: David C. Hearn, William J. Lewis, Frederick P. Pelser, and Frank NMI Stefas.

Service Number 15612A
 
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Dec 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46057412
Capt Charles Frances Wright
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Capt Charles Frances Wright
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- Pat Van Den Berghe
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Sep. 7, 2012
One of Delaware's Heros!
- Russ Pickett
 Added: Sep. 7, 2012
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