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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: June 13, 1929
Date of death: March 9, 1955
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

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From the 1952 Lucky Bag:

Charles Robert Troppman

Wenatchee, Washington

C. R. Troppman, otherwise known as "Tropp" hails from the country where apple is king, Wenatchee, Washington. Four years of fencing, the same length of time on the Public Relations Committee, plus three years sailing dinghies, show that Chuck was one of the "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed boys." Tropp qualified for a sailing command youngster year. Always ready to laugh before and after a P-work, Chuck won himself a place of honor with his shipmates. A year at Wenatchee J. C. helped him through his first year at the Academy, but novels and letter-writing have kept Jacob Reed from parting with a set of stars for this "salt." His little black book attests his prowess with women.

He was also a recipient of an “E Award.”


From Rotorheads:

H-19B #52-7493 from the 84th ARS at Rhine Main Air Base near Frankfurt, crewed by Charles R. Troppman (P), Maj. John C. Ziegler (CP), SSgt. Freddie Ramirez (FM) and A1C Jay A. Madarik (FM) crashed, killing all four, about 10 minutes after taking off from Fuerstenfeldbruck Air Base for its base in Frankfrut on a routine training flight.

He is buried in Washington.

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Class of 1952
Charles is one of 48 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.
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