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Miller, Charles William

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.


Thanks to, https://www.eaglespeak.us/2007/10/sunday-ship-history-uss-enterprise-cv-6.html



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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

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

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

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.

Buried on Sea
USS Enterprise (CV-6) Carrier
USS Enterprise (CV-6) under attack by Japanese Aichi D3A2 dive bombers during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons
Japanese_bomb hits USS Enterprise (CV-6) flight deck during Battle of the Eastern_Solomons, 24 August 1942
Japanese Aichi D3A Dive Bomber
Charles William Carter
His rank Aviation Metalsmith Third Class
Damaged_127mm gun on USS_Enterprise (CV-6)