His brother, Paul M. Hankison, born 4 April 1918, served in WWII, a Lieutenant, # 0-804657, in the USAAF, from 14 April 1942 to 14 December 1945. He died 20 January 1994 in Canonsburg, Washington Co., Pennsylvanie.

 

His brother, Charles H. Hankison, born 17 March 1921, served, # 33287163, from 19 August 1942 to 13 December 1945. He was overseas from 7 December 1942 to 7 September 1944. He died 25 December 2000 in McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.

SHULL, CHARLES MEREDITH, Corporal, # 36869501, USAAF

 

Charles M. Shull was born on 16 February 1925 in Michigan to Rev. Jesse Charles Shull (1895-1966) (IL) and Clara M. Shull (1890-1985). Siblings were Chalmer Jesse Shull (1928-1998) and David Lear Shull (1922-    ). He was a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Michigan on 8 August 1943. He was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the Curtiss C-46 Commando. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India and was receiving on-the-job training. On 4 August 1945, a C-46D, # 44-78204, assigned to 10th Air Force, 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 12th Combat Cargo Squadron, North Myitkyina, Burma, departed the airfield at Yoke Obe on a flight to Chanyi, China. It crashed enroute and the crew were killed. After recovery from the Hawaii Mausoleum, his remains were buried in the Battle Creek Memorial Park, Battle Creek, Michigan in 1949. 

 

His brother, Chalmer J. Shull, born 22 December 1928, served in the U.S. Air Force, a First Lieutenant (Intelligence Officer), a graduate of Michigan State University, # 38329660, from 6 June 1952 to 16 July 1956. He died on 1 March 1998.