Charles N. McArthur Jr.

World War II
Service #0-398637
RankCaptain, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit64th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From
North Carolina
Date of DeathApril 17, 1943
StatusMissing In Action
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines

Distinguished Flying Cross

The Distinguished Flying Cross, established by Act of Congress on 6 July 1926, is awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces who distinguished himself or herself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. An act of heroism must be evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty. Extraordinary achievement must have resulted in an accomplishment so exceptional and outstanding as to clearly set the individual apart from others in similar circumstances. Awards will only be made to recognize single acts of heroism or extraordinary achievement, and not in recognition of sustained operations.

Distinguished Flying Cross