Charles R. Cross

World War II
Service #18062957
Unit531st Bomber Squadron, 380th Bomber Group, Heavy
RankStaff Sergeant U.S. Army Air Forces
Entered Service From Texas
Date of DeathDecember 19 1945
Walls of the Missing
Purple Heart
Purple Heart

Staff Sgt. Cross was initially listed as missing in action. His remains were recovered after the war and repatriated to the U.S. for burial. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.