Rank and Name, Aviation Metalsmith Third Class Charles William Carter.
Unit/Placed in, USS Enterprise (CV-6) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.
Charles is born approx. on 17 Jan. 1921 in Hitterdal, Minnesota.
Father, Roy Charles Carter.
Mother, Beata Mathilda (Mortenson) Carter.
Charles enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 4104356.
Charles was KIA when the USS Enterprise was attacked during the Battle of the Eastern Solomon’s by a Japanese Achi D3A2 Dive Bomber who dropped one large bomb, and it hit starboard side, it exploded in the gun gallery between the flight deck and the gun gallery deck causing high fatalities and heavy damage it killed: 2 officers and 72 men. On 24 Aug. 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential 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.com ww2-europe.com
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/
Battle of the Eastern Solomons on 24 August 1942.
Carter, Charles W. AM 3/c
KIA 24 Aug 1942 part of the Ship’s Company
One large bomb hit starboard side, and exploded in the gun gallery between the flight deck and the gun gallery deck causing high fatalities and heavy damage killed 2 officers and 72 men.