Charles Russell, 33 combat missions in a B-24 bomber, 11 April thru 11 August 1944.


B-24 pilot Lt. Col. Charles C. Russell’s 100th birthday Jan. 10, 2021

Stillwater, OK

Retired USAF Lt. Col. Charles C Russell will turn 100 on Jan. 10, 2021. He was a bomber pilot in World War II, flying 33 combat missions flying a B-24 with the 789 Bomb Squadron 467 Bomb Group (Heavy). Charles graduated from Oklahoma A&M (Stillwater, Okla.), worked with NASA and many other activities too numerous to list. He has been an active member of Hanner-Sharp American Legion Post 129 in Stillwater.

Charles lives in Primrose Assisted Living in Stillwater. With all the COVID-19 restrictions, we are very limited in what we can do to celebrate this very important milestone. I am asking if you will send him a birthday card to be received on his birthday. His address is: Charles Russell, 823 S Range Road, Apt 137, Stillwater, OK 74074. I am hoping he will be flooded with cards so if you know of someone who would be willing to send him a card, please forward this on. Mark your calendar and send a card to be received on his birthday. Thanks so much!

Jan Best Courtright, stepdaughter

Charles Russell, 789 Bomb Squadron 467 Bomb Group Heavy.

Charles Russell ready to fly B-24 bomber.

Sarah Wheatley from the Quilt of Valor Foundation presenting Charles Russell with a beautiful Quilt of Valor.

Charles Russell with stepdaughter Jan Courtright, plus her daughters Erin C. Renollet and Dara C. Beasley, at a Hanner-Sharp American Legion Post 129 dinner.
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