CHARLES E DARR
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 98 OF THE WALL

CHARLES EDWARD DARR

WALL NAME

CHARLES E DARR

PANEL / LINE

1W/98

DATE OF BIRTH

02/25/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/21/1972

HOME OF RECORD

LITTLE ROCK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pulaski County

STATE

AR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES EDWARD DARR
POSTED ON 12.28.2020

Operation Linebacker II - December 18-29, 1972

Operation Linebacker II was a U.S. 7th Air Force and U.S. Navy Task Force 77 aerial bombing campaign, conducted against targets in North Vietnam during the final period of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The operation took place December 18-29, 1972, leading to several informal names such as "The December Raids" and "The Christmas Bombings." Linebacker II was a "maximum effort" bombing campaign to destroy major target complexes in the Hanoi and Haiphong areas, which could only be accomplished by B-52s. It saw the largest heavy bomber strikes launched by the U.S. Air Force since the end of World War II. During Operation Linebacker II, a total of 741 B-52 sorties were dispatched to bomb North Vietnam; 729 completed their missions. B-52s dropped a total of 15,237 tons of ordnance on eighteen industrial and fourteen military targets, including eight surface-to-air missile (SAM) sites, while fighter-bombers added another 5,000 tons of bombs to the tally. Another 212 B-52 missions were flown within South Vietnam in support of ground operations during the campaign. North Vietnamese forces fired about 1,240 SAMs. The Air Force lost 15 B-52 bombers, which amounted to a loss rate of less than two percent. Ten B-52s were shot down over the North and five others were damaged and crashed in Laos or Thailand. Thirty-three B-52 crew members were killed or missing in action, another thirty-three became prisoners of war, and twenty-six more were rescued. The lost B-52 crewmen included SMSGT Walter L. Ferguson, LTC Donald L. Rissi, CAPT Robert J. Thomas, MAJ Richard W. Cooper Jr., CMSGT Charlie S. Poole, MAJ Irwin S. Lerner, CMSGT Arthur V. McLaughlin Jr., LTC Randolph A. Perry Jr., LTC John F. Stuart, CAPT Craig A. Paul, MAJ Warren R. Spencer, MSGT Charles J. Bebus, COL Keith R. Heggen, COL Edward H. Johnson, MAJ Robert R. Lynn, CAPT Donovan K. Walters, CAPT Randall J. Craddock, MAJ Charles E. Darr, COL Bobby A. Kirby, CAPT George B. Lockhart, CAPT Ronald D. Perry, COL Frank A. Gould, COL Gerald W. Alley, MAJ Thomas W. Bennett Jr., CAPT Joseph B. Copack Jr., CAPT Robert J. Morris Jr., MAJ Nutter J. Wimbrow III, LTC Donald A. Joyner, MAJ Lawrence J. Marshall, CAPT Roy T. Tabler, CAPT James M. Turner, 1LT Bennie L. Fryer, and LTC Allen L. Johnson. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.org, and airforcemag.com]
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POSTED ON 6.13.2019
POSTED BY: Karen Miller

Message left for Charles Edward Darr,s granddaughter

My name is Karen Miller. I wore your grandfathers MIA bracelet till I knew he was home. I live in Ohio and have tried to get in touch with his family so I could give them the bracelet. Hopefully someone reads this and tries to get in touch with me on Facebook.
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POSTED ON 12.17.2018

from your granddaughter

You may never know how i am but i am your granddaughter my mom is your daughter (Allison) she looks just like you i always say so sorry you never got to meet her but i want you to know she is the greatest mother ever and is one of the kindest people i know though you never got to meet her we think abbot yo often and think of the lives you saved and just want you to know she thinks of you so does my grandma Donna she misses you too. I am a freshman in high school and mom is a kinder garden teacher -just know you live on through us and our story's.
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POSTED ON 3.31.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Major Charles Darr,
Thank you for your service as a Bombardier-Navigator. I am glad you were identified in 1989. Welcome home. Today is Holy Saturday, and Passover just began. Happy Easter. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Tim Bevins

Charles Darr and his wife befriended me in OTS

I've never forgotten the genuine kindness and generosity of Charles and his wife towards me. Just knowing I had friends outside of the training cadre, so to speak, helped me immensely.
God rest his soul. He was a very good man.
Thank you.
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