Charles D. Dintaman

World War II
Service #6850538
RankSergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit70th Bomber Squadron, 42nd Bomber Group, Medium
Entered Service From
District of Columbia
Date of DeathJanuary 28, 1944
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines

SGT Dintaman was initially listed as Missing in Action with the rest of his crew. The Administrative Date of Death was set at January 17, 1946. Following the war his aircraft was located and the crew recovered and identified with a revised Date of Death as January 28, 1944, the date they were initially reported missing. They are all buried as a group in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.
Purple Heart