Staff Sergeant Charles J. Beauvais, ASN 0-6578521

Aircraft Bombsight Technician

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / HQ, 9th & 493rd Bombardment Squadrons

Entered Service: 18 Oct 39

Departed for CBI: 21 Nov 41   Returned: 9 Dec 44

Charles was one of five children raised in the family homes in Yuma, Ariz. and Salt Lake City, Utah. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and went to Gunnery School. He and Margaret were married Oct. 15, 1941. An excellent mechanic, he went on to become an aircraft bombsight specialist, serving in India during WW II. After the war ended, he decided to make the military his career and was sent to Brazil as a liaison in aircraft maintenance. His ingenuity and development in jet engine maintenance resulted in an offer of a direct commission to 1st Lt. in the U. S. Air Force. He was stationed at Mt. Home AFB, then on to Japan, Texas, and the Dominican Republic. He was a skilled troubleshooter and went TDY (temporary duty) to many exotic places to oversee recovery of stranded aircraft of all types. He retired from the U. S. Air Force in 1963.

SSgt. Beauvais' Memorial

7th BG Personnel

9th BS Personnel

493rd BS Personnel