Charles G. Brooks

Recent Address: 11707 Chapman Rd., Kingsville, MD 21087
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Family Info: Parents: Nellie and Raymond
Hometown: Youngstown, OH
Date Entered Service: November, 1943
Service Number: 35927119
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron:
Squadron: 794th
Location of Unit: Tinian (1945)
Missions Flown: Power Display over USS Missouri, down A/C search in southwest Pacific, POW food drop to Northern Honshu.
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Awards: Battle Star, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Defense Service Medal,
Service Schools: Radio School, Truax Field, Madison, WI; Electronics School, Chanute Field, IL; Radar School, Boca Raton, FL
MOS: Radar NCO
Rank Upon Discharge: Sgt
Crew Type: Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-65275 Hi Stepper, Sentimental Journey, Eight Ball
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Date Transferred from the 58th: January, 1945
Date Discharged: April, 1946
Post WWII Service: U.S. Air Force Reserves, 1946 to 1960
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Electronics Technician, Glenn L. Martin Co., Baltimore MD, and Aircraft Armaments, Cockeysville, MD; Systems Engineer, Westinghouse Electric Co. for 32 years.
Thoughts About the 58th: Service in 58th Bomb Wing was very important. Assigned to 58th Wing and met same on Tinian after the 58th Vets came in from China/India. I arrived after much of the heavy bombing campaigns were over. Volunteered to fly some non-hazardous missions which many crews were credited with as a regular mission. When 'high point' vets were sent home, I was assigned to 313 Wing, 9BG, and 5th B.Sqdn and became a Radar NCO with 5 techs under me.
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