A friend of mine is looking for more information about this person:Charles Henderson.She would be interested in knowing the name of the ship . . . where in the south Pacific it trveled, etc.Below are excerpts from her message. ------------------------- I did find and old paper clipping of Charles.....There is no date on it but it is from late 1944 early January 1945 since he died January 9, 1944.It reads...."Charles E. Henderson, a ships cook, third class has been wounded in action in the South Pacific, according to his wife, Mrs. Connie L. Henderson of Greenville. He is the son of Mr and Mrs. J.E. Henderson of 200 McGarity street and has been in service since November, 1942. He received his boot training at Charleston and was stationed there until he went overseas three months ago."
So, I was always told . . . that Charles' ship was hit and he was wounded and he hid away so he would not be found (probably cooking and didn't have his gun) and that he bled to death. If they had found him in time he would not have bled to death. So it could have been a few days to take him to die but not long. So, He died January 9, 1945 and three months earlier he had went overseas. September, October he sailed out of Charleston, S.C. He must of sailed out of Charleston? I did find and old paper clipping of Charles.....There is no date on it but it is from late 1944 early January 1945 since he died January 9, 1944.