2LT Charles O Blakemore

2LT Charles O Blakemore

Birth
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 11 Jun 1944 (aged 20)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Del City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot section 4a, block 1, row 3, grave 23
Memorial ID 70118647 · View Source
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Second Lieutenant Charles O. BLAKEMORE, U. S. Amy Air Corps, was born on November 14, 1923, the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Blakemore, 722 S. W. 4th St., Oklahoma City.

He was a graduate of Alex High School, and attended Central State College in Edmond, Oklahoma.

He enlisted October 23, 1942, and received his wings and commission at Victoria, Texas, in August 1943. In service overseas beginning January 1944, he participated in raids on Admiralty Island, Hansa Bay, Kavieng, and Mandang, Wewak, and Hollandia in New Guinea.

He died June 11, 1944 in an airplane crash in the New Guinea area in the last transition flight before becoming first pilot of his ship. He was posthumously awarded the Air Medal for air missions from January 2 to April 8, 1944.


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  • Created by: Clifford Mullis
  • Added: 20 May 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 70118647
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Charles O Blakemore (24 Nov 1923–11 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 70118647, citing Sunny Lane Cemetery, Del City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Clifford Mullis (contributor 47415464) .