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1Lt Charles E Booth

1Lt Charles E Booth

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 May 1944 (aged 23–24)
Indonesia
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot N Row 8 Grave 199
Memorial ID 56786981 · View Source
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Charles served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-25D #41-30167, 405th Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Bergen County, New Jersey prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 18, 1942 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Machinist and also as Single, without dependents.

B-25D #41-30167 took off, with a crew of 5, from Nadzab, Papua New Guinea on a stike mission over Wakde Airdrome, Wakde Island, Sarmi Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia.

They were seen to hit trees & exploding while on a strafing run over the northern section of Wakde Island. The entire crew was lost.

Charles was "Killed In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-795689

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Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-30167:

Booth, Charles E ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NJ
Deshko, Wallace J ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, MI
Curtin, George E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Roberts, Leo M ~ Sgt, Gunner, SC
Vanderbeck, Edward L ~ 2nd Lt, Bmb/Nav, NJ

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56786981
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Charles E Booth (1920–14 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56786981, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .