Caldwell, Charles E., Cpl

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0756-Radio Operator, MOS (Army Air Forces Radio Operator and Mechanic)
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1945-1946, M 0081, 12th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron
Service Years
1943 - 1946

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Marines SSgt Larry E. Caldwell to remember Caldwell, Charles E., Cpl.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Crawfordsville, IN
Last Address

Date of Passing
Feb 16, 2014
Location of Interment
Mace Community Cemetery - Mace, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

AAF Crash Boat Crew WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Communications Specialist

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Post 1431, Montgomery County PostPost 72
  1946, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1431, Montgomery County Post (Crawfordsville, Indiana) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1950, American Legion, Post 72 (Crawfordsville, Indiana) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Life Member VFW
Life Member American Legion
Member, AAF/USAF Crash Boat Association

I will continue to polish dad's Profile, but so much of the WWII information is yet to be included in the database from which to select air fields, badges, patches, chevrons and so forth. As those become available I will update his Profile so it can be as accurate for the period as possible.
Other Comments:
Dad had three MOS's during his 3-year WWII USAAF service:

0756 - Radio Operator/Radio Mechanic

0552 - Control Tower Operator

0081 - Engineman, Operating


I have asked Admin to make the Technician Badge with bars available, but I don't know the status of that.

I would also like to see the Enlisted Aviation Chevrons from WWII added so those who would prefer to display them as an option. Those of who were in the USAAF didn't consider themselves 'Army', but rather 'Airman', so the chevrons with 'propellers' underneath seem fitting and should be made available. I have provided copies of each rank to Admin so they're available, just not included in the database.  Typically those in the USAAF just worn U.S. Army chevrons...those w/o the propellor underneath the stripes.

Then there's the issue of all those squadron patches the USAAF had during WWII that could be used relative to the Assignments Section.  Those would add a lot of color to the Assignments.

And how about the Distinctive Insignia's that were worn on the uniforms at the time? Those too should be made available.

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 Ribbon Bar

Aircrew Badge
Air Traffic Control (Basic)



 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, USAAF Recruit Training (St Petersburg FL), xxxx
 Unit Assignments
Advancement Schools and CoursesAir Force Bases/ InstallationsUS Air Force4th Air Force
US Air Force6th Air ForceRescue Boat Units
  1943-1943, M 0756, Army Air Corps Radio Operator Technical School
  1943-1943, M 0552, Truax Field, Madison
  1943-1943, M 0756, 437th Army Air Force Base Unit
  1943-1945, M 0756, 4th Air Force
  1945-1945, M 0756, 41st Army Air Force Base Unit
  1945-1945, M 0756, 19th Bombardment Group
  1945-1945, M 0756, 106th Army Air Force Base Unit
  1945-1945, M 0756, 6th Air Force
  1945-1946, M 0081, 12th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II/American Theater
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  B-24 Liberator  B-24 Liberator  
  1943-1945, B-24 Liberator
  2003-2003, B-24 Liberator
  2003-2003, B-24 Liberator
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