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Ames Jr. , Charles F.

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Charles F. Ames Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 868th Bomber Squadron (Heavy), no Group.


Charles is born approx. on 1920 in New York.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


Charles enlisted the service in Connecticut with service number # O-662233.


Charles ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

1st Lt.           Wilmer B. Haynes              Pilot

1st Lt.           Charles R. Bowden             Co Pilot

1st Lt.           Gerard R. Westerland        Navigator

1st Lt.           Charles F. Ames Jr.            Bombardier

T/Sgt           John H. Terpstra               Engineer

S/Sgt           Frederick E. Preye             Asst. Engineer

T/Sgt           Yale E. Esrock         Radio Operator

S/Sgt           Robert L. Boatty               Radar Operator

Sgt              Thomas J. Poden               Asst. Radar Operator

S/Sgt           Rudolph H. Wittschack       Gunner


Charles was KIA during the mission they never returned (no record) on June 26, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-24/42-40838.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

868th Squadron patch (unofficial)
Mokerang Airfield, Los Negros
Crew Pic
His rank First Lieutenant