Wilhite, Charles Elvis, CPT

 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
16 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 1st Cavalry Division
Service Years
1940 - 1951

Field Artillery


Six Overseas Service Bars

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SFC Anthony E. Santa Maria, IV to remember Wilhite, Charles Elvis, CPT.

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
Casualty Info
Home Town
Fountain City
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1951
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Lynnhurst Cemetery - Knoxville, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
P3, 260, 5

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2015, Korean War Fallen1

 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
Airborne Troop Carrier Command278th Regimental Combat TeamDivision Artillery (DIVARTY) 1st Cavalry Division
  1943-1946, Airborne Troop Carrier Command
  1947-1950, 278th Regimental Combat Team
  1950-1951, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 1st Cavalry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain Wilhite was a member of Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on October 25, 1951.
A letter from an Army friend received in the states said his plane was hit and caught on fire on October 24 while on an artillery spotting mission. Captain Wilhite's observer parachuted to safety. He was a member of the Troop Carrier Command during World War II and went back into service with the 278th Regimental combat team.
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011