Charles served as a Staff Sergeant and Observer on F-3A "Sleepy Time Gal" #43-21728, 155th Photographic Squadron 10th Reconnaissance Group, 9th U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Laurens County, Georgia prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 8, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Actor and also as Single, without dependents.
Charles was "Killed In Action" when the F-3A he was on was shot down by enemy flak and crashed in France during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
Service # 14045909
Airmen who perished on F-3A #43-21728:
Barron, Charles E ~ S/Sgt, Observer, Georgia
Fluhr, William J ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, New York
Rau, Joseph R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, New York
Williams, Randolph P ~ Col, Passenger, Maryland
( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Below info submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.
Charles was one of three crew members of a F-3A Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft nicknamed 'Sleepy Time Gal'. They took off from Airfield 39 at Chateaudun, France on a mission south of the Loire River and were shot down by flak. 4 KIA. (Source: MACR 9099)