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Charles William May

Charles William May[1]

Male 1915 - 1951

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  • Name  Charles William May  [2
    Born  18 Jul 1915  Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  628F6C34F8394EA9A6E5B920A465D6CDC9BE 
    Died  21 Dec 1951  Chorwon, Korea Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID  I8411  My Family Tree | Pfeifer Lang Family Branch
    Last Modified  7 Nov 2016 

    Father  Albert Frederick May,   b. 11 Dec 1876, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1950, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ellen Mary Decke,   b. 12 Feb 1890, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1968, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Jan 1915  Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1411  Family Information

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • Colonel May commanded the 1st 90mm Anti-aircraft Battalion, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific. On December 21, 1951, he was a passenger on a TBM-3R Avenger patrol bomber, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed near Chorwon, North Korea. His remains were not recovered.

      Awarded Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Commendation Ribbon, Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Original Import into Legacy.

    2. [S216] DavidOppenheimerData.FTW.

    3. [S999] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Reco).

    4. [S1283] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).

    5. [S437] Korean Casualty Listings.

    6. [S437] Korean Casualty Listings (Reliability: 3).
      Colonel May commanded the 1st 90mm Anti-aircraft Battalion, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific. On December 21, 1951, he was a passenger on a TBM-3R Avenger patrol bomber, his aircraft received a direct hi t by anti-aircraft fire and crashed near Chorwon, Korea. For his leadership and valor, Colonel May was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Commendation Ribbon, the Purple Heart, the Comb at Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal .