|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1921|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 1996|
South Carolina, USA
Charles Edward Dearing joined the United States Air Force on Jan. 19, 1942, as an aviation cadet, and was graduated on Dec. 13, 1942, as a pilot, second lieutenant, at George Field AAF in Lawrenceville, IL. He retired on Apr. 8, 1963, when the USAF closed the Donaldson AFB in Greenville, SC, after attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.
He served in World War II and the Korean War in Europe, Asia, and "state-side", flying over 5,800 certified hours. Lt. Col. Dearing was qualified to fly over 30 types of military aircraft, including the largest USAF bombers and cargo planes in existance during his enlistment, and was honored to ferry NASA space capsules from one U.S. coast to the other. He was rated as a Command Pilot, Aircraft Commander, Instructor Pilot, Flight Examiner, Base Operations Officer, Squadron Operations Officer, and Squadron Commander. After retiring, he pursued a variety of business interests, was a volunteer, and obtained his commercial pilot's license.
He married Irma Joyce Woosley in 1944 and they had six children.
Irma Joyce Woosley Dearing (1921 - 2013)*
Charles Edward Dearing (1946 - 1946)*
Charles Elijah Dearing (1949 - 1965)*
Note: His father was James Edward Dearing and his mother was Alma Fuller Myers. We do not know where his parents are buried--probably in NY or NJ--if anyone knows, please advise.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 60, Site: 7142
Maintained by: Nancy Carter
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49227157
Remember our Veterans, Our family Hero's... some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our daily Freedoms and Liberties....Thanks Charles for your service during WWII and Korea..your not forgotten..|
Michael V Drachman
Added: Jul. 23, 2012