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at Kelly. In 1941, he was Stage Comdr. at Enid AFB, Okla., and in 1942, Director of Training at Coffeyville AFB, Kan. In 1943, he completed B-24 transition training at Ft. Worth. Assigned to the 2nd AF as Group Comdr., and activated the 453rd BG (B-24). Given special course in Electronic Countermeasures and Deception at Arlington Hall and Harvard Unv. Assigned as Chief of the Countermeasures Div. of Hq, ETOUSA. Served as member of Crossbow Committee, War Dept. Gen. Staff, RCM for "V" weapons.  In 1944 assigned 8th AF Hq. as Chief of Technical Requirements and Operational Communications.  When the 8th Hq was renamed USSTAF, he was assigned as Asst. Director of Operations. Later became Executive Officer of Hq. U. S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe.  After VE Day was assigned as Chief of the Scientific Branch, MIS, WDGS. Participated in Task Force One, as Senior Air Radiological Monitor. In 1947, he became A-3 of the Yukon Sector in 1948, Dep. Com. of the Aleutian Sector, and 1939, Wing Comdr. of Aleutian Sector, from which foggy duty he reported AWC. His proposed assignment is Chief of Associate Course of AC&SS. Bob's hobbies are hunting, horsemanship, and fishing. His better half, Phyllis, is from Enid, Okla. Children are Lee (age 7), Lynn (age 3), and Vallerie (age 1).


Charlie was born 5 May 1912 in Asbury Park, N. J. his hometown is Trenton, N. J. He graduated from West Point in 1937 and into the Air Force from Flying School at Kelly in 1938. He was among the most fortunate to be assigned to the 94th Sqdn in the 1st Fighter Group at Selfridge. He did a tour with the 8th Fighter Group at Langley and Mitchel during part of which time he was CO of the 35th Fighter Group, then had command of the Air Defense Wing at Wilmington, N. C., a brief tour in Operations of the 3rd Fighter Command, in Tampa, then up to the Fighter Command School, at Orlando, Fla., in Middle 1942. After a tour as Wings Ops in the Experimental Fighter Wing at Orlando he was CO of the Fighter Development and Test Section of the Air Forces Board. In early 1944 he was fortunate to receive command of the famous 79th Fighter Group in the MTO under 12 TAC. However that did not last long, he was shot down a little over a month after reporting to the Group on his 32nd mission and his 32nd birthday. He served, during the remainder of the war, as Senior Allied Officer of the Transient POW camp at Wetzlar, Germany. In early 1945 he returned to the States and back to the Air Forces Board, following which he was Deputy CO at Steward AFB, West Pointy. After two years as Senior Air Instructor to the NJ-ANG Fighter Group he reported to Maxwell and then to AWC. He is slated for CO of an All Weather Fighter Wing in the FEAF. He has no hobby other than flying. His bride, Elizabeth (Betsa) is from Olean, N.Y. The children are Elizabeth (Plum) 6, and Courtenay (Pita) 3.  


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Appears to be a typo of the date "1939" where he was Wing Comdr of Aleutian Sector. All other dates are sequential.

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