Sacket, 1st Lt. Charles T. Jr.

Sacket, 1st Lt. Charles T. Jr.

Male 1918 - 1943  (25 years)

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  • Name Sacket, Charles T.  [1
    Title 1st Lt. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1918  Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 12 Jan 1920  119 S Yellowstone, Livingston, Park County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 5 Apr 1930  119 S Yellowstone, Livingston, Park County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1 Oct 1935  Livingston, Park County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Education 3 Oct 1936  Montana State College, Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Military 30 Jun 1943  New Georgia Islands, Solomon Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Military Sep 1943  Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military Sep 1943  Southwestern Pacific Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 14 Sep 1943  near Bouganville Island, Papua New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 12
    Military 21 Sep 1943  South Pacific Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Buried Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capidal, Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I48197  Sackett | Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2018 

    Father Sacket, Charles T. Sr.,   b. 31 Dec 1883, Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1936, Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Geer, Berenice E.,   b. 16 Aug 1887, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1973, Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1917  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 14
    Children
    1. Sacket, Charles T. Jr.,   b. 1918, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1943, near Bouganville Island, Papua New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Family ID F17944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ___, Carole,   d. Unknown 
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F18168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1918 - Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Jan 1920 - 119 S Yellowstone, Livingston, Park County, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Apr 1930 - 119 S Yellowstone, Livingston, Park County, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Oct 1935 - Livingston, Park County, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 3 Oct 1936 - Montana State College, Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 30 Jun 1943 - New Georgia Islands, Solomon Islands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Sep 1943 - Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Sep 1943 - Southwestern Pacific Ocean Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Sep 1943 - near Bouganville Island, Papua New Guinea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 21 Sep 1943 - South Pacific Ocean Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capidal, Philippines Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Town/Village/Neighborhood Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region/Continent/Ocean Not Set

  • Photos
    1st Lt. Charles T. Sacket Jr. (1918-1943)
    1st Lt. Charles T. Sacket Jr. (1918-1943)
    Charles T Sacket, Pilot Training Class 42-G, Goodfellow Field, San Angelo Texas - WW II. This photo is from a flight training class yearbook.

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 3 May 2018.
      Memorial ID 51232801
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51232801

      Berenice Geer Sacket
      Birth: Aug. 16, 1887
      Montana, USA
      Death: Apr. 20, 1973
      Bozeman
      Gallatin County
      Montana, USA


      Family links:
      Spouses:
      Allan Andrew Cameron (1874 - 1950)
      Charles T. Sacket (1883 - 1936)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Sunset Hills Cemetery
      Bozeman
      Gallatin County
      Montana, USA
      Plot: NEW 42 56


      Maintained by: Find A Grave
      Originally Created by: Angie Robinson
      Record added: Apr 17, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 51232801

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S999] 1920 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 2018.
      1920 Census, enumerated 12 Jan 1920 at 119 S Yellowstone in Livingston, Park County, Montana, United States
      Charles T Sacket Head M 36 Montana
      Berenice Sacket Wife F 33 Montana
      Charles T Sacket Jr. Son M 1 Montana

      "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8QM-C7Z : accessed 13 June 2018), Charles T Sacket, Livingston Ward 2, Park, Montana, United States; citing ED 83, sheet 9A, line 11, family 195, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 974; FHL microfilm 1,820,974.

      Researched by Alvin Oglesby and Ted Smith

    3. [S1959] Cooke City Mining District Maps, 1901-1924, Charles T. Sacket, Sr., (Orbis Cascade Alliance) (Reliability: 3), 13 Jun 2018.
      Historical Note
      Charles T. Sacket (d. 1936) was a Livingston, Montana engineer. He served in the U.S. Army in World War I and settled in Montana shortly after his discharge in 1919. Married to Berenice Geer Sacket in Chicago, 1917, the couple had one son, Charles Jr. (1918-1943).

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S937] 1930 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 2018.
      1930 Census, enumerated 5 Apr 1930 at 119 S Yellowstone in Livingston, Park County, Montana, United States

      Bernice Sacket Head F 42 Montana
      Charles Sacket Son M 11 Montana
      Lena Caruso Roomer F 27 Montana

      "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCMT-FLZ : accessed 13 June 2018), Charles Sacket in household of Bernice Sacket, Livingston, Park, Montana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 3A, line 2, family 55, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1259; FHL microfilm 2,340,994.

      Researched by Alvin Oglesby and Ted Smith

    5. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 2018.
      The Independent-Record (Helena, Montana)
      02 Oct 1935, Wed
      Page 4

      An article on the page identifies Charles Sacket from Livingston, Montana making his first solo flight on October 1, 1935.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 2018.
      The Billings Gazette (Billings, Montana)
      03 Oct 1936, Sat
      Page 10

      An article on the page identifies Charles Sacket from Livingston, Montana as a first year student at Montana State College in Bozeman.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    7. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 2018.
      Ted Smith notes: The battle for New Georgia in the Pacific began in early 1943 and ended in August of that year. During the war, news of battles often were delayed to prevent use by opponents. Thus, the event described in newspapers may have occurred days to weeks earlier. The following news article mentions "the opening day" of the New Georgia offensive, which would be June 30, 1943.

      The Billings Gazette, 05 Jul 1943, Mon, Page 6

      Say Japs Using Obsolete Planes
      Given Bad Beating By U. 5. Airmen

      By FRANK HEWLETT

      United States Aircraft Headquarters, Solomon Islands, July 2. -- (U.P.) -- (Delayed) -- United States airmen, with strength hitherto undreamed of in the Pacific area are giving the Japanese a terrific beating over the New Georgia area and the enemy has reached a point where he is throwing obsolete planes into action.

      Latest figures available indicate our losses have been less than one fourth of the enemy's. The Japa nese, apparently scraping "the bottom of the barrel," began using obsolete float planes late Wednesday and our navy Corsair and army Kittyhawk fighters destroyed 21 of the planes within a few minutes.

      However, the day's heaviest toll was taken from the once-feared Zeros, 42 of which were destroyed on the opening day of the big offensive.

      After our men scored the first big air victory, the Japanese came over our positions in dwindling numbers--15 to 20 at a time-- and not in strong enough force to maintain a steady assault.

      Several new aces already have already been made in the new offensive.

      Captain Robert S. Westbrook, 25, Hollywood, Cal who was an ace when this action started, boosted his total to seven by bagging two Zeros this morning.

      "I got above a Zero and dove on him and saw him explode in flames," Westbrook said. "Then a little later I saw a Zero on a Grumman's tail. Being above I started after him head on. Apparently the Zero didn't see me. I raked him good. I didn't see him crash but the Grumman pilot confirmed it by saying over the radio: "Nice work P-40, he's through."

      Lieutenant Coatesworth Head, San Francisco, became an ace Thursday by running his total to five. Head bagged two float biplanes. thus becoming an ace on his second flight against the enemy.

      Lieutenants Melvin Wheadon, Los Angeles, and Charles Sacket, Bozeman, Mont., were credited with three and two planes respectively, Marine Major Gregory J. Weissenburger, Coronado, Cal., shot down three planes, the third exploding in his face.

      His plane caught fire, forcing him to bail out. He was picked up by naval vessels.

      Wednesday was a red letter day for Lieutenant William J. Thomas, 22, Eldorado. Kan., whose father is an aircraft worker in Wichita.

      Thomas, who shot down four Zeros within 30 minutes, said he was "damned lucky because it was a case of the Japs being in the wrong places at the right time.

      Thomas, who had agreed to let his beard grow until he shot down his first Jap, shaved off a scraggly Van Dyke.

      In his first combat Lieutenant Edward O. Shaw, Spokane, Wash., flying a Corsair, shot down three float biplanes southwest of Rendova when he dived into a flight of about 10 Japanese planes.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    8. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 2018.
      The Montana Standard, 17 Oct 1943, Sun, Page 10

      Bozeman Flyer Is Among Those to Win Air Medals
      GUADALCANAL. -- (Delayed) --(U.P.) -- Ten members of a P-40 squadron which, in three months, has "knocked down" 110 enemy planes, today were awarded various decorations by Brig. Gen. D. C. Strothers, head of the fighter command, 13th U. S. A. A. F.

      Each and every one of the 10 air aces involved has been through the same presentation routine at least once before. "If I have to pin any more decorations on you fellows, I'll get cramps in my fingers," General General Strothers remarked. "Congratulations again. You're doing a fine job."

      Capt. Jack Bade of Elk River, Minn., got a D. F. C. and two more clusters for his Air Medal. The Air Medal is awarded for 10 combat missions. Each cluster denotes another 10 missions. His D. F. C. came for heroism; despite jammed guns, he kept Zeros off our bombers simply by diving at them.

      Here are the others of today's heroes: Lt. Charles Sacket of Bozeman, Mont., a D. F. C. and three clusters on his Air Medal. The D. F. C. was for extraordinary heroism in action against Zeros. Capt. John Voss of San Antonio, Texas, a cluster on his Air Medal. Capt. E. Wheadon of Los Angeles, Calif., a D. F. C, also for extraordinary heroism in combat. Lt. Bill Cargill of Kansas City, Kan., an Air Medal and two clusters. Capt. Bob Byrnes of Winnfield, La., a D. F. C. Lt. Douglas Currey of Sacramento, Calif., Air Medal. Lt. Harvey Dunbar of Easton, Pa., a cluster. (He, incidentally, has 110 hours of combat.) Lt. Perry Wells of Princeton, 111., a cluster. Lt. Magnus Francis of Vallejo, Calif., a Purple Heart and cluster. He was wounded in action recently, recently, but is back on the active list.

      Note: The same article ran in other U.S. newspapers in the USA from 14 Oct through 26 Nov.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    9. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 2018.
      The Miami News (Miami, Florida)
      10 Oct 1943, Sun
      Page 9

      U.S. army personnel missing in action in southwest Pacific area

      . . .
      Montana
      Sacket, Charles T., Bozeman.
      . . .

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    10. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 2018.
      Memorial ID 56790819
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56790819

      1Lt Charles T Sacket

      Birth: unknown
      Death: Sep. 14, 1943

      First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
      Service # 0-662608
      44th Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group
      Entered the Service from: Montana

      Died: 14-Sep-43
      Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
      Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
      Manila, Philippines

      Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

      Burial:
      Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
      Manila
      Metro Manila
      National Capital Region, Philippines

      Maintained by: Alvin Oglesby
      Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
      Record added: Aug 08, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 56790819

    11. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 13 Jun 2018.
      Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX), Nov 7, 1943, Page: 8

      Two Fighter Pilots Missing in Action

      The names of two Fort Worth fighter pilots were added Saturday to the list of those missing in action in the war against the Japanese.

      A War Department message notified Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Clay, 2300 Sylvania, that their son, First Lt. John H. Clay, a P-51 pilot, was reported missing in action in the Asiatic theater since Oct. 30.

      Another War Department message said Frist Lt. Charles T. Sacket was shot down by enemy flak over Bouganville Island on Sept. 14. His wife, who lives at 1708 Frederick, had hope he is alive in the jungle.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    12. [S61] American Battle Monuments Commission, American Battle Monuments Commission, (American Battle Monuments Commission) (Reliability: 3), 13 Jun 2018.
      Charles T. Sacket
      World War II
      Service # 0-662608
      Rank First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
      Unit 44th Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group
      Entered Service From
      Montana
      Date of Death September 14, 1943
      Status Missing In Action
      Memorialized Walls of the Missing
      Manila American Cemetery
      Taguig City, Philippines

      Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

      Researched by Alvin Oglesby and Ted Smith


    13. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 2018.
      Great Falls Tribune (Great Falls, Montana)
      22 Sep 1943, Wed
      Page 5

      Montanans Decorated

      WASHINGTON, Sept. 21. -- (AP) -- 2d Lt. Richard W. Rowland, 909 Second avenue, Kalispell, and 2d Lt. Charles T. Sacket. Bozeman, of the 13th air force, have been awarded the air medal for action in the south Pacific, the war department announced today.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    14. [S1522] Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 2018.
      Name Charles T. Sacket
      Age 33
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1884
      Birth Date 1884
      Spouse's Name Bernice Ette... Gee...
      Spouse's Age 30
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1887
      Spouse's Birth Date 1887
      License Type Marriage
      Event Date 31 Jan 1917
      Event Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois

      "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7ZG-VQD : 10 March 2018), Charles T. Sacket and Bernice Ette... Gee..., 31 Jan 1917; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 753642, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,030,640.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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