New England Air Museum
Charles L. Dunham

 

Recent Address:

713 F Street, Centralia, WA 98531

Email:

 

Family Information:

Wife: Barbara; Siblings: Dorothy and Thomas.

Hometown:

Portland, OR

Date Entered Service:

August 25, 1942

Service Number:

O-460775

Bomb Group:

40th and 444th

Squadron:

678th

Location of Unit:

South Pacific - West (1944-45)

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

9 round trips to Chengtu; 1 crash landing

Targets:

Japan

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Western Campaign credit Distinguished Unit Badge, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal,
American Theater Medal, WWII Victory Medal

Service Schools Attended:

B-17 Transition, Hobbs, NM Aug 1942; B-29 Pratt, KS Fall 1942; B-29 Clovis, NM Winter 1942

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB

Rank Upon Discharge:

Captain

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24462 Princess Eileen II

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

March 9, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Comments:

Mr. Dunham passed away May 15, 2005.

 


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