JAMES CHARVILLE (1916 - 1943)
(CNAC 194? - November 19, 1943)
(Captain - ???)
(Hump Flights - XXX)
January 2, 2001. From Jim Dalby
Jim Charville, Jimmie Chen, copilot. While making a night landing at Kunming, raining with 100' ceiling, had landing gear trouble, decided to pull up after making a pass at field. Pulled up in the wrong heading and crashed into a hill just west of the city. All crew burned and mutilated. Source Kirkpatrick log. 11/19/43 C-47 #63. I did not know him and do not know his date of hire.
December 31, 2001 -- From Don McBride, via his daughter Eileen McBride
"James Charville - He was killed just before Dad arrived in November, 1943. Dad remembers being told that Charville was shot down by the Japanese."
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