PRIVATE CHARLES R. STEWART JR, of 319 Linden Street, Camden NJ was killed in action on May 3rd, 1944. He had worked for the R.M. Hollingshead Corporation in Camden before enlisting in the Army after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
After receiving training in Hawaii and Australia, Private Stewart, a member of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, took part in the landing at Tanahmerah Bay, Dutch New Guinea in what is present day Indonesia on April 22, 1944. The objective of this operation was to seize and hold the Japanese airbases at Hollandia.
Charles Stewart's name was one of 1511 reported as killed in action on the War Department report of June 13, 1944, according to the Camden Courier-Post newspaper of that date.
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