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1932 1
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Charles C Bixby 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
1932 1
Alaska 1
Place: Queens County, New York 1

World War II 1

Army 1
Enlistment Date:
14 Oct 1942 1
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Serial Number:
12175380 1
Enlistment Place:
New York City New York 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
Clerks, general office 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0099 1
Card Number: 3 1
Film Reel Number: 1.92 1

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Charles C. Bixby

Tinian, Mariana Islands

Enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Private (ASN: 12175380) on 14 October 1942 at New York City, New York.  Completed Aviation Cadet Training and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant (ASN: O-2060663).  Underwent B-29 aircraft combat crew training at Fairmont Army Air Field, Nebraska.

On 23 December 1944, he deployed to the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) and was assigned to the 20th Air Force, XXI Bomber Command, 313th Bombardment Wing, 504th Bombardment Group (VH), 398th Bomb Squadron; being stationed at North Field, on Tinian in the Mariana Islands.

On 15 February 1945, he flew as the Bombardier aboard a Boeing B-29 Superfortress ("Coral Queen") serial #42-63499. 504th BG aircraft were also identified by an "E" inside a “Circle” painted on the tail. It was one of 117 aircraft launched in a multi-wing Group formation to bombard the Mitsubishi aircraft engine plant at Nagoya, Japan.

On the return route back to North Field, his aircraft was forced to ditch, resulting in the loss of the aircrew.  Last radio contact was at a geographic location of: 23 degrees 00 minutes North latitude, 144 degrees 20 minutes East longitude (approximately 570 miles north of Tinian).

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