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SSgt Charles W Wright

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SSgt Charles W Wright

Birth
New York, USA
Death 26 Oct 1943 (aged 25–26)
Rangoon, Yangon Region, Myanmar
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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

Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56754073 View Source
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Wright was a gunner on B-24J #42-73060, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron.

En route to Rangoon, Burma on a combat mission, the formation of B-24s came under attack by enemy fighters. In one of the passes, a zero made an attack from about three o'clock. As the fighter went through the formation, it struck Wright's bomber at about the waist position, cutting the fuselage in half and tearing off the zero's tail. Both planes spun out of control and crashed.

Wright was from Kings County, NY. He received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from New York.


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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56754073
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56754073/charles-w-wright : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Charles W Wright (1917–26 Oct 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56754073, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .