Charles McClure Charles L. McClure, (October 4, 1916 - January 19, 1999); 0-431647, Captain, United States Army Air Force, .
McClure graduated University High School, University, Missouri and attended University of Missouri. Enlisted as Flying Cadet on October 12, 1940 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Graduated from navigator training and commissioned as Second Lieutenant on December 5, 1941. Served in Ted W. Lawson's crew on board the B-25-B Mitchell Bomber "Ruptured Duck" during the famous Doolittle Raid on April 18, 1942. McClure was injured on Tokyo Raid and hospitalized until June, 1943. Assigned duties as navigator instructor and again hospitalized from February, 1945 until June, 1945. Retired for physical disability, June, 1945. His decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, and the Chinese Army, Navy, and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.