SSgt. Elbert C. Chittum Jr., ASN 13049695

Aerial Gunner

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 436th Bombardment Squadron

Enlisted: 29 Dec 42

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal

Baltimore News-Post May 4, 1944 Staff Sergeant E. Carroll Chittum, Army Air Corps, notified his parents this week that he had been officially awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.Sergeant Chittum is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Chittum of 119 Rosewood Avenue, Catonsville, and the brother of the late Lieut. Tommy Chittum, formerly of the First Fighter Command. He attended Catonsville grade and high schools and Friends School. Until his enlistment in the Army in December, 1942, young Chittum was engaged in the printing business with his father. After enlisting in the Air Corps, he was sent, to Fort Meade and thence to Davis-Monthan Field, AZ, for basic training. He was graduated from gunnery school at Las Vegas, in Nevada in July, 1943. Sergeant Chittum has been on foreign duty in India since December, 1943. One year ago this month he and his crew of the "Sad Sack" were cited for "meritorious services" by President Roosevelt and Gen. C. L. Bissel of the Tenth Air Force Command.

(Info Courtesy of Chittum Family)

SSgt. Chittum's Memorial

436th BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel