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SSgt Charlie L Fann

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 1 Feb 1944 (aged 27)
Central, Papua New Guinea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing ~ With a Rosette
Memorial ID 56782276 · View Source
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Charlie's remains were recovered in 2001 along with the Pilot's, Co-Pilot's, and the other passengers on the flight. They were all interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

" Click Here " for his record there.


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Charlie served as a Staff Sergeant, 13th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Rutherford County, Tennessee prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 11, 1940, prior to the war, Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm hand and also as Single, without dependents.

Charlie was a passenger on B-25D #41-30532 when he was declared "Missing In Action" and his status was changed to "Killed In Action" when the plane was later found.

This B-25, while on a ferrying flight from Horanda Airfield to the 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby, ran into severe weather and radioed that they were returning but they were not heard from again during the war.

The B-25 was first located in 1961 and in 2001 the remains of the crew were discovered. They had crashed in into Mount Kenevi.

Service # 14029330

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Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-30532:

Beals, Jack E ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, PA
Culbreth, Marvin E ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, GA
Davis, Harold B ~ Sgt, Passenger, OH
Dellisante, Angelo C ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Fann, Charlie L ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, TN
Gerry, Walter R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, RI
Greene, Raymond F ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, MA
Howard, Edward R ~ Corp, Passenger, MA
Johnson, Rudolph W, Jr ~ Capt, Passenger, MI
Miller, Milton S ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, CT
Russell, Lamar S ~ Capt, Passenger, NC

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

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SSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56782276
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Charlie L Fann (22 Sep 1916–1 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56782276, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .