Charles E. Girouard

Charles Girouard, 1943
Charles Girouard, 1943
Recent Address: 55 Magnolia Hill Rd., Bethlehem, CT 06751
E-mail Address:
Family Info: Parents: Ulric and Clarienda; Wife: Loretta; Child: Carolyn
Hometown: Prospect, CT
Date Entered Service: April 1943
Service Number: 31343470
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron:
Squadron: 678th
Location of Unit: Great Bend, Kansas - July 7, 1943
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions:
Targets:
Awards: 5 Battle Stars, Presidential Unit Citation
Service Schools:
MOS: MOS 573-Welder, Aircraft
Rank Upon Discharge: Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
Where You a POW?:
POW Location:
Where You a Interned?:
Internment Location:
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged: November 21, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Welder
Thoughts About the 58th: Charlie was a welder and worked on the aircraft. He fashioned a hoist to remove aircraft engines, as well as crafting a working washing machine to wash uniforms. He flew over the hump in an unarmed plane to deliver fuel. The plane was made lighter by removing bombs and guns to enable more fuel to be delivered. He was the gunner with a light weight wooden gun to fool enemy aircraft if noticed. He said it wasn't considered a mission per se.
Comments: Mr. Girouard passed away December 26, 2005.
Charles Girouard  c. 2000
Charles Girouard c. 2000

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