Winnia, Charles Casper, Jr., 1stLt

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First Lieutenant
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7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
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Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
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1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
Service Years
1941 - 1943
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New Mexico
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VMF-213 was formed July 1, 1942 at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, Hawaii. The squadron left MCAS Ewa on February 21, 1943 and arrived at Espiritu Santo on March 1, 1943. They received their first F4U Corsairs while at Espiritu on March 11, 1943 and after a brief stint training they moved to Guadalcanal in April 1943. On June 17, 1943, VMF-213 relieved VMF-124 in the Russell Islands. While in the Solomons, VMF-213 participated in actions against New Georgia and Kahali and flew throughout the Solomon Islands until December 1943.

Lt. Winnia was a F4U-1 Corsair pilot for USMC VMF-213 Guadalcanal in 1943. The plane took off from Henderson Field on an escort mission for B-24s bombing Kahili Airfield and was lost in a dog fight over Kahili on July 18, 1943.

WINNIA, Charles C, 1STLT, O-014324, USMC, from California, location Solomon Islands, date of loss July 18, 1943 + WINNIA, Charles C, First Lieutenant, O-014324, USMC, from California, 1946, Manila American Cemetery + WINNIA, Charles Casper, 14324, POW&MPDet, HQUSMC, Washington DC, January 10, 1946, missing-killed in action + WINNIA, Charles Casper, 1st Lieutenant, USMCR. Mother, Mrs. Stella B. Winnia, 2618 Hillegass Ave., Berkeley, Calif

1stLt Charles Casper Winnia, pilot, was declared Missing in Action on 18 Jul 1943.

Body Not Recovered
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Baetzhold, August Charles, 2ndLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
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Leach, Jesse Murray, 1stLt, (1942-1944) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Perkins, Clifford Roy, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Coahran, William Hadaway, TSgt, (1935-1942) 75 7598 Staff Sergeant
Grover, Lyman Hamilton, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7599 Second Lieutenant
McClain, George Ogden, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7599 Second Lieutenant
Reed, Thad Deane, 1stLt, (1941-1943) 75 7599 Second Lieutenant
Taylor, Samuel Vincent, 1stLt, (1942-1943) 75 7599 Second Lieutenant
Westerlind, George Carl, 1stLt, (1941-1943) 75 7302 Second Lieutenant
Hoffecker, Frank Shawn, Maj, (1941-1951) OF 2543 Second Lieutenant
Nyomo, Andrew Steve, Pvt, (1942-1944) OF 522 Private 1st Class
Wiseman, James Coleman, PFC, (1941-1942) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Jeans, Cloyd, Maj, (1942-1952) Second Lieutenant

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