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Charles Harold Breed


During WWII, Charles enlisted in the US Army Air Corp in October 1942 and served as an airplane mechanic with the 8th Fighter Command, P-51 Mustang Group stationed North of London. On V-E day, May 8, 1945, Charles' unit flew into Germany, as he told it, "17 in a B-17" with missions to repair an airstrip, liberate prisoners of war, and provide mercy aid.

Returning to Missouri in March 1946, Charles married Virginia May Winemiller in June, a union lasting 72 years.


Units served with

  • VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command was established as VIII Interceptor Command at Selfridge Field on 2 February 1942.


Event Location Date
Born 20 January 1921
Died 30 January 2021
Buried Saint Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix. 8 February 2021


Date Contributor Update
05 March 2021 11:05:38 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, biography, events and unit associations