Ozuk, Charles John, CPT

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Aviation (Enlisted)
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1942-1944, 1035, USAAF 12th Army Air Force/320th Bombardment Group
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1939 - 1945



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Vesta Heights, Pennsylvania
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Oct 09, 2010
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AAF Tail#40-2270 Take Off Order 3 Target: Tokyo

Charles Ozuk was one of the 80 airmen who, under the leadership of Jimmy Doolittle, disembarked from the U.S.S. Hornet in the first bombing raid over Tokyo in World War II. Following the raid he remained in the China-India-Burma Theater until July before returning home. He subsequently flew combat missions in North Africa in 1943.

 Pilot Lt.  Robert Manning Bob Gray  Kileen, TX


 Oct 18, 1942  

 Co-Pilot Lt.  Jacob Earl Shorty Manch  Staunton, VA   Mar 24, 1958   
 Navigator Lt.  Charles John Ozuk  Vesta Heights, PA  

Oct 9, 2010 

 Bombardier Sgt.  Aden Earl Jones  Flint, MI   Mar 09, 1983   
 Eng/Gunner Cpl.  Leland D. Faktor  Plymouth, IA


Apr 18, 1942

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Distinguished Flying Cross

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Charles John Ozuk (ASN: 0-419618), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Navigator of a B-25 Bomber of the 1st Special Aviation Project (Doolittle Raider Force), while participating in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland on 18 April 1942. Lieutenant Ozuk with 79 other officers and enlisted men volunteered for this mission knowing full well that the chances of survival were extremely remote, and executed his part in it with great skill and daring. This achievement reflects high credit on himself and the military service.

Action Date: April 18, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: 1st Special Aviation Project

Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force



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China-Burma-India (CBI)USAAF 12th Army Air Force/320th Bombardment Group
  1942-1942, 1035, China-Burma-India (CBI)
  1942-1944, 1035, USAAF 12th Army Air Force/320th Bombardment Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)/Doolittle Raid1
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
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