New England Air Museum
Charles D. McIntire
Recent Address: Marietta, GA
Family Information: Parents: Charles and Mary; Wife: Helene; Children: Kevin, Patty, Debby
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Date Entered Service:
Service Number:
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 794th
Location of Unit:
Missions Flown: 33
Hump Missions Flown:
Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, four battle stars, and Republic of China War Memorial Medal.
Service Schools Attended:
Yale University as a Communications Officer.
Radar Officer at Boca Raton, FL.
Military Specialty(ies):
Radar Operator and Bombardier-Navigator
Rank Upon Discharge: Major
Crew Type: Flight crew / Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63445 "Craig's Comet", among others. He was a member of Harold Estey's crew, which was one of the original crews to make its way from Salina to India in 1944.
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th:
Post-WWII Military Service:
Air Force Reserve until retirement in 1975
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Honeywell for 41 years, holding a variety of management positions until retirement in 1981. He was a member of the Military Officers Assoc. of America and the Indian Hills Country Club.
Major McIntire passed away December 24, 2007. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.


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