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Ellis, Charles Edward

Rank and Name, Private Charles Edward Ellis.

Unit/Placed in, 329th Station Hospital.

Charles was on RR back home with a C-46 flight as passenger, but it crashed into a mountain, so they never come home.


Charles is born approx. 1917 in Indiana.


Father, William Ellis.

Wife, Clara Ellis.

Brother, Roy Ellis.


Charles enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 35366421.


Charles Crew-members and position on-board the plane a C-47 were,

1st Lt.           Roy Proebstle          Pilot

2nd Lt.          Peter Blivens           Co Pilot

Pvt.              James A George Jr.  Radio Operator

Passengers Civilian,

Mr. Car V. Harris

Passengers Navy,

Lt JG.           Athel L. Gill

S1c.             Bernard J. Ortego

Passengers Army,

Cwo.             Floyd M. Appleman

Sgt.              William A. Backus

Maj.             Rudolph M. Bostlema

1st Lt.           Orlando J. Buck

Cpl.              Charles Dykema

Pvt.              Charles E. Ellis

Tec5.            Maurice R. Gibbs

Pvt.              Anthony Kasper

Pfc.              Alfred S. Madison

Pvt.              Howard A. Pevley

Pfc.              Clifford E. Phillips

Tec4.            Thimothy D. Stevens

Tec5.            Edward S. Stoering


Charles died on the way home on leave, the C47 plane from Anchorage Alaska to Fairbanks Alaska. Plane went down over Mt. Deception Alaska on Sep. 18, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Charles is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Mount Deception, Denali Borough, Alaska, USA.

Mountain Peak plot.


Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/


They were stationed in the Aleutian Islands, Coming home on leave, C47 plane from Anchorage Alaska to Fairbanks Alaska. Plane went down over Mt. Deception Alaska. One month later, No bodies recovered, only plane parts, WHY NO BODIES or DOG TAGS or UNIFORMS? 18 military servicemen and 1 civilian on plane. Still a lot of unanswered questions about this.


Bethel Airport
Charles E. Ellis
His rank Private