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Agard, Charles Marvin

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Charles Marvin Agard.

Unit/placed in, 26th Bomber Squadron, 11th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Charles was born  on May. 15, 1916 in Mukegon County, Michigan.

 

Father, Hans N. Agard.

Mother, Minerva A. (Newquist) Agard.

Sister, Dorethy Agard.  

Brothers, Kenneth and Russell Agard.

 

Charles entered  the Service from Detroit, Michigan in April 4, 1941with service-number # 16013994.

 

Charles was KIA during the Mission to Truk Atol, the plane went missing, on June 6, 1944 ,  is honored with a  Purple Heart, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished flying Cross, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

Charles crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were;

Capt. Allan R. Taflinger Pilot

F/O. Charles G. Morris Co Pilot

1st Lt. Paul B. Van Metre Navigator

2nd Lt . Bernhard C. Harlow Bombardier

S/Sgt. Charles M. Agard Engineer

S/Sgt. John E. Crehan Asst. Engineer

S/Sgt. Ross E. Rutland Radio Operator

T/Sgt. Warren E. Dougherty Radar Operator

S/Sgt. Kenneth P. Doxtator Gunner

S/Sgt. Harmus J. Hastings Gunner

 

Charles is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to  http://11thbombgroup.org Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

26th Bomber Squadron
11th Bomber Group
B-24
Airfield Eniwetok
Charles M. Agard
His rank Staff Sergeant