Charles Thomas "Chuck" BEAVER

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Charles Thomas Beaver.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/22/11 - Image Year: 1942

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Charles Thomas was a son of Samuel S. and Margaret (Frankhouse) Beaver. He was born May 15, 1922 and died December 15, 1945. He was killed in an airplane accident in 1945 while in the Army.


Sgt. Charles (Chuck) Beaver of Port Royal, a flight officer in the Army Air Forces, was killed in an airplane accident, near El Paso, Texas, December 15.

Beaver was a former student at Gettysburg college where he starred in football. He is the fifth of the 1942 starting eleven to have lost his life while serving in the armed forces. Others of that team to have died were Ray Musselman, Bill Florsheim, Mike Baden, and Dick March.

Surviving are his mother who now resides in Montoursville; a brother, Richard, a student at Gettysburg college, and a sister.

Beaver visited at college about a month ago and indicated he planned to resume his studies here in February.

Funeral services at Stimmel's Funeral Home, Port Royal, today at 2:30 p.m.

(The Gettysburg Compiler, 29 Dec 1945)

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/22/11 - Image Year: 1937
Charles Thomas Beaver as a youth.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/29/12 - Image Year: 1944
SERVING IN THE MILITARY: Charles Beaver while serving in the military. (Photo taken at the Frankhouse residence on Town Lane, Port Royal, PA) (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)

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