CHARLES H. SAWERS, LCDR, USN
Charles Sawers '40
Date of birth: December 14, 1916
Date of death: July 24, 1945
From the 1940 Lucky Bag:
Charlie was lost on July 25, 1945 while attached to VFB-16 and conducting an attack on the remnants of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Bombing of Kure.
Distinguished Flying Cross
From Hall of Valor:
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Commander Charles Sawers (NSN: 0-85263), United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Fighter Pilot embarked in U.S.S. RANDOLPH over Kure, Honshu, Japan, on 24 July 1945.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 352 (July 1946)
Action Date: July 24, 1945
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Division: U.S.S. Randolph
Memorial Hall Error
Charles' middle name — Haddon — is not included on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.