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Charlie Noel Umphenour


He registered for the WW II draft on 16 October 1940, and he was listed as employed by the Socony Vacuum Oil Co. He was 5' 8" tall; weighed 205 pounds; had brown hair, brown eyes and a 'dark' complexion. His service number does not appear in the NARA database. According to the VA BIRLS Death File, he entered the service on 24 January 1943 and was released from active duty on 16 September 1945.
We have Corporal Umphenour listed on the 437th TCG Special Orders #195, dated 27 December 1943, which contained 33 pages of names. These were the orders generated at Pope Field (Fort Bragg, NC) for the first phase of movement by air and by rail of the 437th personnel to their eventual overseas deployment. He is also listed on General Order #09, dated 31 March 1944, that authorized the award of the Good Conduct Medal to various 437th TCG personnel.


Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 86th Troop Carrier Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

  • Coulommiers

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born 4 November 1906
Died 3 June 1978


Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 09:55:03 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

Draft Registration
VA BIRLS Death File
437th TCG Special Orders #195
General Order #09