Corp Charles Stewart Spurlock

Corp Charles Stewart Spurlock

Hillister, Tyler County, Texas, USA
Death 6 Jan 1945 (aged 26)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Final resting place unknown. Name listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
Memorial ID 56750449 · View Source
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Charles served as a Corporal & Radio Operator / Gunner on B-25J #43-36161, 500th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Harris County, Texas & was a member of the Texas National Guard prior to the war.

His National Guard unit was called into full time active Army service on November 25, 1940, prior to the war, from Houston, Texas. He was noted, at that time, as being employed as a Office Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

B-25J #43-36161 took off, with a crew of 6, on a bombing mission over Fabrica Airfield, Negros, Philippines. They were hit by ground anti-aircraft fire and the pilot, 2nd Lt. William P. Simpson, made the decision to ditch in the sea. 4 crew members survived and 2 were lost in this ditching.

Charles was declared "Missing In Action" in this ditching during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 20820388

Charles also has a "Cenotaph" in the Magnolia Cemetery, Woodville, Texas.
( see family links below )

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Airmen who perished on B-25J #43-36161:

Conner, Donald G ~ Corp, Gunner, WV
Spurlock, Charles S ~ Corp, Radio Operator, TX

Those who survived included: 2nd Lt. William P. Simpson ( Pilot ~ who was later killed on another B-25 mission ). The other three survived the war which included: 2nd Lt. Richard J. Lewis ( Co-Pilot ), 2nd Lt. Jack A. Williams ( Bmb/Nav ), and Sgt Clyde W. Kline ( Engineer ).

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )



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  • Maintained by: Glen Spurlock
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56750449
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Charles Stewart Spurlock (29 Sep 1918–6 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56750449, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Glen Spurlock (contributor 46847988) .