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Whitehed, Charles D.


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 16:54:12

Whitehead, Charles D.

Austin, TX

Serial No: 69157976

Born: May 24, 1920

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Whitehead

Entered Army: Nov 1939, AAF

Training in US: Chanute Field, IL

Left for Overseas: San Francisco, CA on Nov 28, 1941; arrived Brisbane, Australia, Jan 1, 1942

Assigned 19th Bomb. Group, 374th Troop Carrier Group

Sent to Front: Jan 2, 1942, with 19th Bomb. Group.

Engagemens: Java, Feb 1942; Papun, 1943; New Guinea, 1942 and 1943.

Medals-Ribbons: Good Conduct, 3 DFC's, 2 Air Medals, 3 Unit Citations

Returned to US: From Brisbane, Australia in Feb 1944; into San Francisco in Feb 1944.

Discharged: Fort Leavenworth, KS on Sep 1, 1945.

Rating: T/Sgt

Months in Service: In US, 24; overseas, 28. Combat Missions, 248.

Present Occupation: Dealer for Humble Oil & Refining Co., Austin, TX

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


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