Charles Franklin Bradburn was the son of Clephus Armstrong Bradburn and Effie May Bebber. He married Miss Dorothy Hinkle in the chapel at the Lockbourne Air Base at Columbus, Ohio in September 1942, where S/Sgt Bradburn was stationed. Their son, Thomas Frank Bradburn was born in 1943.
Staff Sergeant Bradburn, Army Air Corps, died non battle 8 January 1944 and is interred at D,3,13, Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.
The Greeneville Sun, 24 January 1944
Word was received of the death of Staff Sgt. Charles F. Bradburn in England. The telegram was received by Mrs. Bradburn of Asheville, Ohio and read as follows: “The Secretary of War asks that I assure you of his deep sympathy in the loss of your husband, Sytaff Sgt. Charles F. Bradburn. Report received state that died January eighth in Stone, Strafffordshire, England.”
Ulio The Adjutant General.”
Staff Sgt. Bradburn had been in military service since August, 1941, having volunteered from his home town and native state, Greeneville, Tennessee. He arrived in England, December 18, 1943 and was post Staff Sergeant in the mess hall. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Dorothy Hinnkle and 7 month old son, Thomas Frank, who are making their home with Mrs. Bradburn’s parents in Asheville, Ohio. He is also survived by his father, C.A. Bradburn of Zirconia, N.C., one brother, Wm. S. Bradburn, who is serving in the armed forces and is in the Hawaiian Islands, also several half brothers and sisters, also of Zirconia, N.C. Among relatives in Greene County is an aunt, Mrs. E.W. Crum, with whom he made his home since the death of his mother, which occurred when he was less than three years old.
- Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Date of birth: 20 February 1919
- Date of death: 8 January 1944
- County: Greene
- Hometown: Afton
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Bottom Panel
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