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Sgt. Charles H. Daman


July 12, 2018

Sgt. Charles H. Daman

Sgt. Charles H. Daman, 21, was killed in action on April 4, 1945.

Sgt. Charles H. Daman, 21, was killed in action on April 4, 1945, when his B-24M "Red Bow" was attacked by German Messerschmitt 262's and crashed near Ludwigslust, Germany, during WWII. Sgt. Daman served with the 714th Bomber Squadron and was a Staff Sergeant & Bombardier/Togglier on the B-24M. He was positively identified and his remains will be sent to Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, with full military honors to be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens, 7315 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. His family will be awarded the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters and the Purple Heart. Charles was born on Sept. 25, 1923, at Hamill, S. D., to Frank and Lillas (Hiatt) Daman. He moved to DeSmet, Idaho, with his parents and attended Plummer Schools and graduated from Plummer High School in 1941. Charles enlisted In the Air Force on March 19, 1943. Sgt. Daman was one of nine crew members killed on April 4, 1945, with one member surviving and taken prisoner of war. Survivors include a nephew, Wilber (Beverly) Tanner, Moscow, Idaho. Mr. Daman is also survived by 17 other nieces and nephews.



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