CHARLES M KNOWLES
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 64 OF THE WALL

CHARLES MILFORD KNOWLES

WALL NAME

CHARLES M KNOWLES

PANEL / LINE

11W/64

DATE OF BIRTH

07/17/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/28/1970

HOME OF RECORD

DENISON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Grayson County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES MILFORD KNOWLES
POSTED ON 1.9.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Charles Knowles, Thank you for your service as a Navigator. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Happy New Year in heaven. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.13.2018
POSTED BY: Mike LeMarr, LTCol (Retired) USAF

REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN--INVITATION

On this day (Veteran Day, 2018) we are remembering our fallen of UPT Class 69-07 (Vance AFB,OK) and want to invite any Next-of-Kin to the 50th Reunion in May to be held at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH.
Additional information can obtain from the address below
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POSTED ON 9.11.2017
POSTED BY: Mike Morgan

My friend and fraternity brother

Charlie, Bubba was a friend in high school, but I really got to know him in college when we commuted to Southeastern State College in Durant, Oklahoma from Denison, Texas. We had so many laughs some at the other rider's expense, some at our own. Later, Bubba pledged Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity (Mu chapter). I didn't know when Charlie joined the service. He always did what was right for Charlie and that was always right for everyone else. I just loved this guy!
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POSTED ON 6.15.2017

Final Mission of 1LT Charles M. Knowles

On April 27, 1970, an AC-119G gunship (#53-8155) from Detachment 1,17th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing, USAF, crashed shortly after takeoff from Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Gia Dinh Province, RVN. The crash occurred at 0022 hours when the gunship, radio call sign Shadow 78, and scheduled for a mission over the Ho Chi Minh trail, suffered a right engine failure at about 100 feet just as it was taking off. The aircraft rose, faltered, and did not gain altitude. The crew struggled to keep the plane airborne, but it crashed in a dry rice paddy about two miles beyond the end of the runway. The right wing hit a tree and it exploded in flames. Six of the eight men on board were killed in the crash. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander 1LT Thomas L. Lubbers, co-pilot 1LT Charles M. Knowles, navigator/NOS (Night Observation Sight Operator) MAJ Meredith G. Anderson, flight engineer MSGT Joseph C. Jeszeck, and aerial gunners SSGT Robert F. Fage Jr. and SGT Michael J. Vangelisti. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, ac-119gunships.com, and 46thars.tripod.com]
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POSTED ON 7.18.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Charles Milford Knowles, Served with the 17th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing, 7th Air Force.
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