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World War II

Tustin, California
Charles E. Mueller - First Lieutenant, U. S. Air Force

Charles E. Mueller

First Lieutenant
U.S. Air Force

Oct. 22, 1944

Killed in air action in the European theatre Oct. 22, 1944

At first reported missing in action, he was later reported to have lost his life while serving as bombardier on a B-17. For service with the 406th bombardment group, 423rd Squadron, 8th Air Force, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and two Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart and Presidential unit citation.

His wife, Marian Carson Mueller, and daughter, Linda Lou, reside in Tustin, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Mueller, in Santa Ana. He attended Tustin elementary and high schools and was graduated in 1936.

Entering Army Air Forces service Feb. 6, 1943, he received training with a college detachment in Pullman, Wash., and at Santa Ana Army Air base, Ellington field,
Tex., and Army Air bases at Las Vegas, Nev., Carlsbad, N. M., and Alexandria, Va. Departure for the European theatre was on June 16, 1944.

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