A.M.M. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bates of Patteson Ave., Chatham ON.
Trained at Great Lakes and Chicago, Memphis, Tenn, and Jacksonville, Florida. he was stationed at Washington for some months and later went to Treasure Island before landing at Hawaii. He served as an aviation’s mate with the Naval Air Transport service in Hawaii.
After spending the Christmas holiday at his parents Charles was reported returning to Washington D.C. CDN 27/12/44