Avarello, Charles, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1082-Pilot, B-26
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 3rd Bombardment Group, Light
Service Years
1948 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Johnson AB, Japan

Casualty Date
Jun 29, 1950
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War Fallen
  2014, Korean War Fallen

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Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
8th Bombardment Squadron3rd Bombardment Group, Light
  1950-1950, 8th Bombardment Squadron
  1950-1950, 3rd Bombardment Group, Light
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26 Marauder  
  1950-1950, B-26 Marauder
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Date: 29-JUN-1950
Douglas B-26B Invader
Owner/operator: United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 44-34339
C/n / msn: 27618
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Sonyu-ri -   South Korea
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Attached to 3rd Bmb Wg (L). Hit by shells from exploding train during bombing run, hit power lines, crashed at Sonyu-ri, Imjin-myun, Paju-gun, wreckage sighted 10 NW of Seoul. BC-339/"C".




First Lieutenant Avarello was the pilot of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group. On June 29, 1950, while on a night intruder mission, his aircraft was hit by fragments from an exploding train during a bombing run, hit power lines and crashed at Sonyu-ri, Imjin-Myun, Paju-gun 10 miles northwest of Seoul, South Korea. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on January 25, 1954. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

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