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.
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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com