2LT Charles R Wade

2LT Charles R Wade

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 13 Feb 1943 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56748256 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. William Wade who resided in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Charles served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on B-24D #41-23975, 424th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Wake County, North Carolina prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 20, 1942 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in furnishing utilities and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24D #41-23975 took off, with a crew of 9, from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands on a bombing mission against shipping in the Shortland Island, Solomon Islands area.

They were hit & shot down by Naval anti-craft fire and also attacked by Japanese Zeros which caused they to crash into the sea near their target. The entire crew was lost.

Charles was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-728436

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #41-23975:

Collins, Jack L ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, MT
Crane, Paul C ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, IL
Deuchare, Daniel D ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, FL
Magri, James F ~ Sgt, Gunner, OH
McCarthy, Kenneth C ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NJ
Rowe, Russell W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IN
Selvig, Herman E ~ Sgt, Gunner, WI
Stimadorakis, John ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Wade, Charles R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NC

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56748256
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Charles R Wade (1920–13 Feb 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56748256, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .