Woodbury County

Sgt. Charles W. Garthright




Charles William Garthright, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Garthright of Huron, S. D., and a former Sioux Cityan, has enrolled as an aviation cadet in the preflight school for pilots at Maxwell field, Alabama. He is a former assistant foreman for a meat packing plant here. He attended Central high school and West junior high school here.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, December 22, 1942


Cpl. Charles W. Garthright, whose home is at 714 S. Alice street, has been awarded the gold overseas bar under recent War Department orders.  He has been in Italy with the 15th army air force for the last eight months. Cpl. Garthright is an armorer with a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment group which has flown more than 100 combat missions against the enemy in southern Europe.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 28, 1944


Sgt. Charles W. Garthright, 714 S. Alice street, who is a member of the 460th bombardment group with the A. A. F. in Italy, has been awarded the distinguished unit badge. The citation which accompanied the presentation of badges to Sgt. Garthright and the members of the 460th bombardment group by Maj. Gen. Nathan F. Twining, commanding general of the 15th army air force, read, in part, “By their great determination, outstanding professional skill, and gallantry, the 460th bombardment group has reflected great credit upon themselves and the armed forces of the United States of America.”

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 2, 1945