Winnia, Charles Casper, Jr., 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
Service Years
1941 - 1943
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Golden Dragon Certificate
Shellback Certificate

First Lieutenant

 
 

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State of Birth
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Last Known Activity
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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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
MCRD, San Diego, CAMATSG-22, NAS Corpus Christi, TXMarine BarracksVMF-213
Missing In Action
  1941-1942, 0100, MCRD, San Diego, CA
  1942-1942, 7599, MATSG-22, NAS Corpus Christi, TX
  1942-1942, 7598, Marine Barracks NAS Miami
  1943-1943, 7598, VMF-213
  1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
 Colleges Attended
Vanderbilt University
  1937-1941, Vanderbilt University
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