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Pvt Charles Pierre "Sonny" Chouteau, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1924
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1943, Myanmar (Burma)

Chouteau was the radio operator on B-24 #42-40248, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 436th Bombardment Squadron.

They were part of a group of planes on a bombing mission to Toungoo. On the second bombing run, a three plane formation got out of position and when they dropped their bombs, one struck the wing of Chouteau's plane. The bomb did not explode, but the plane burst into flames, dropped off to the left for about one thousand feet and then exploded. All aboard were killed.

Chouteau was from Tulsa County, OK. He received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Pierre Chouteau (1884 - 1933)
  Lavina Viola Johnson Chouteau Allen (1892 - 1978)
 
 Siblings:
  Juanita Augusta Chouteau (1911 - 1913)*
  Jennieve Lavine Chouteau Kelley (1914 - 1978)*
  Charles Pierre Chouteau (1924 - 1943)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Oklahoma.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: dfr
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56787379
Pvt Charles Pierre Sonny Chouteau, Jr
Added by: Dale Bryan
 
Pvt Charles Pierre Sonny Chouteau, Jr
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