Capt Charles Francis Wright

Capt Charles Francis Wright

Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Death 17 Sep 1951 (aged 28)
North Korea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

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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

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 27 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 46057412
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Charles Francis Wright (2 Oct 1922–17 Sep 1951), Find a Grave Memorial no. 46057412, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .