Charles C. Statler

Charles C. Statler

Pilot on board the USS Bunker Hill and then the USS Essex in the Pacific Theater.

Nov. 13, 1944

Manila Bay. Hit enemy shipping. Sank several. At least 40 or more ships were sunk by our whole Task Force. Heavy AA.

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Nov. 25, 1944

Santa Cruz and San Fernando. We sank 1 DD or DE, damaged others. All 7 ships in this convoy were sunk by our Task Group.

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Jan. 6, 1945

Strike Luzon Northern end. Bad weather again. Cold and rainy. First strike took off at 1045. Hit shipping. Set 10 ships afire.

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Jan. 7, 1945

14 planes took off at approx 0700. Bombed Appari [Aparri] airfield. Second strike launched at 1300. Bombed Clark Field area. Set several big fires.

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Jan. 9, 1945

D-Day for Luzon. Lingayen Gulf. Again bad weather. First strike at 0700. 13 planes. We hit an airfield on Formosa. AA heaviest I have seen

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