Sgt Charles P Thorpe

Sgt Charles P Thorpe

Birth
New York, USA
Death 17 Oct 1944 (aged 23–24)
Austria
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot D Row 12 Grave 55
Memorial ID 56361289 · View Source
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Charles served as a Sergeant on B-24 #42-51401, 512th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Queens County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 16, 1942 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Salesperson and also as Single, without dependents.

He was married after his enlistment.

Charles was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was shot down and crashed in Austria during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Husband of Anna Marie Thorpe who resided New Orleans, Louisiana.

Service # 12042682

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Airmen who perished on B-24 #42-51401:

Christensen, Elmer P ~ S/Sgt, IN
Granger, John F ~ 1st Lt, MI
Heaton, Clifford R ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, OH
Johnson, Melvern E ~ S/Sgt, Turret Gunner, NE
Lentz, Richard T ~ 2nd Lt, IN
Purkapile, Edwin E ~ 2nd Lt, IA
Robertson, John M ~ Sgt, ME
Thorpe, Charles P ~ Sgt, NY

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56361289
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Charles P Thorpe (1920–17 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56361289, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .