Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

BLAKEMORE, CHARLES 0

Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County. Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Blakemore, Parents, 722 S. W. 4th St., Oklahoma City. Born November 14, 1923. Enlisted October 23, 1942. Decoration: Air Medal for air missions from January 2 to April 8, 1944, awarded posthumously. Graduated Alex High School; attended Central State College, Edmond. Received wings and commission at Victoria, Texas, August 1943. In service overseas from January , 1944, participating in raids on Admiralty Island, Hansa Bay, Kavieng, and Mandang, Wewak, and Hollandia in New Guinea. Died June 11, 1944, in airplane crash in last transition flight before becoming first pilot of his ship, New Guinea area.

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