Charles Bernard McAllister
|HOME OF RECORD
30 Center Street
|NEXT OF KIN
Wife, Mrs. Charles B. McAllister Jr.
|DATE OF BIRTH
December 4, 1917
June 25, 1940
|DATE OF LOSS
September 6, 1942
|CAMPAIGN / AREA
Missing In Action
Declared Dead September 7, 1943
|CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Second Lieutenant Charles B. McAllister served as a dive-bomber pilot with VMSB-232, a Marine squadron operating out of Guadalcanal as part of the Cactus Air Force.
On 6 September 1942, McAllister participated in a strike on Japanese installations at Gizo Harbor. No aircraft were lost in the attack, but a heavy storm blew in on the return flight, causing the formation to scatter and downing two bombers. Lieutenant McAllister’s aircraft (SBD-3 BuNo 03342) never emerged from the storm.
Neither McAllister nor his gunner, Corporal William R. Proffitt, were seen again. Both men were declared dead on 7 September 1943.
|LAST KNOWN RANK
Posthumous promotion to Captain
|STATUS OF REMAINS
Saint Ann’s Cemetery, Hornell, NY
Manila American Cemetery
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