Charles McCarthy

MACR: 1853

2nd Lt. Charles J McCarthy Jr was assigned to the 301st BG 32nd Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Navigator.

Lt. Charles J. McCarthy, Jr. was the son of Charles J. and Bessie (Weeks) McCarthy of Springfield, Mass. He entered the service on June 6, 1942.

He was awarded the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters after having completed 35 missions. He was a graduate of Classical High School and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was survived by his parents; widow, Ora (Gaylord) McCarthy and four sisters.

His brother, Lt. Robert W. McCarthy, preceded him in death in a training accident at Independence, Kans. when the plane he was an instructor in crashed, on May 5, 1943


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Rank Order Date Award Ribbon & Device

PFC

375

05/07/1944

AM/2OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

2nd Lt

1165

06/19/1944

AM/3OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

2nd Lt

1165

06/19/1944

AM/2OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

2LT

2292

08/03/1944

AM

Air Medal (AM)

25-May-44 KIA


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