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Charles M. Eisenhart
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1914
Culbertson
Hitchcock County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1968
Minot
Ward County
North Dakota, USA

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Funeral services for Major General Charles M. Eisenhart were held Sat January 20, 1968 at 2 p.m. in the Trinity EUB Church with the Rev. Eldo Kirkus and Lt. Col. John Sanders, SAC Chaplin of Offutt A.F.B. officiating. Mrs. W.H. Wagner sang, "The Lord's Prayer" with Mrs. Eldo Kirkus as organist.

Burial was in the Culbertson Cemetery with a military guard of honor from Offutt Air Force Base participating in the ceremonies. Pallbearers were from March Air Force Base in California. Three planes dipped their wings in salute over Culbertson at 2:45 p.m.

Eisenhart was one of 12 men killed in the huge tanker which crashed on takeoff at Minot, North Dakota on Wed January 17, 1968.

General Eisenhart was Deputy Commander of the 15th Air Force at March AFB in California. He had served in that capacity about 18 months after leaving the Strategic Air Command in Omaha where he was Commander in Chief.

He was a WW II combat pilot in the Pacific and had been a military pilot for more than 30 years, entering the Army Air Corps in 1937. Among his decorations were the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, and the Air Force Accommodation Ribbon. On July 27, 1967 he received the Notable Nebraska Award from the State in Culbertson during its Centennial celebration.

Charles M. Eisenhart was born February 19, 1914 in Culbertson to Mr. and Mrs. George G. Eisenhart. He was a graduate of Kearney State College and was married to Dorothy Leonard on April 11, 1942 in Puerto Rico.

Survivors include his widow; two children, Donald, U.S. Navy and Marion; brothers, Edward, Russell, and A.C. Eisenhart of Culbertson, Hugh of Cambridge, Carroll of Omaha, Donald, retired Air Force of San Antonio, Texas, Lt. Col. Warren of West Point, New York, Kirwin of Arcadia, California, and Frank of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters, Marjorie of McCook, Eleanor Lemon of Falls Church, Georgia, Mrs. Laura McCormick of Altadena, California, and Mrs. Florence Kleven of Des Moines, Iowa.

Source: The Culbertson Progress
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 Parents:
  George G. Eisenhart (1862 - 1943)
  Marion H. Herman Eisenhart (1883 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Dorothy L Leonard Eisenhart (1914 - 2007)
 
 Siblings:
  Arvene Clarence Eisenhart (1884 - 1972)**
  Florence E Eisenhart Kleven (1886 - 1969)**
  Eugene R. Eisenhart (1890 - 1918)**
  George H. Eisenhart (1908 - 1925)*
  Donald William Eisenhart (1911 - 2003)*
  Carroll Frederick Eisenhart (1912 - 2003)*
  Charles M. Eisenhart (1914 - 1968)
  Hugh W Eisenhart (1916 - 1993)*
  Marjorie M. Eisenhart (1917 - 1982)*
  Helen Louise Eisenhart (1917 - 1936)*
  Elinor Eisenhart Lemon (1919 - 2009)*
  John Theodore Eisenhart (1920 - 1925)*
  Aline Rose Eisenhart (1923 - 1925)*
  Wayne R. Eisenhart (1927 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Culbertson Cemetery
Culbertson
Hitchcock County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: MWeidner
Record added: Jun 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92694449
Charles M. Eisenhart
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