Charles O'Neill

1918 - 2001


  1. Dad

    I really miss you right now. You always called me on my birthday and sent me a nice card. Then we would meet for a nice lunch. You always had advice for me and I really miss that right now. I love you, your daughter Carol.


  2. Memories 3

    All men were resassigned to Infantry, Engineers or Gunnery. What a disappointment both for you and Brother Joe who was also in pilot training. You then went to Geiger Field in Seattle to join an Engineer Batalion Headed for the Pacific to Okinawa (4-1-45). The job was to extend air fields for the large U.S. planes. From there on to Korea, but you were fortunate to get home for Christmas 1945 after being discharged December 14, 1945. (Cont on next message)

    Brother Jay

  3. Memories 2

    Charlie, You got a job with the I.R.T. Subway. You held that Job for a number of years. Then you got a job at the Wall Street Journal. At this point the Horrible Day came, December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, and war was declared the next day. Charlie, you volunteered and went into the service January 1942 – Army Airforce. I was drafted July 1942 – U.S. Army. You were assigned to the 8th Fighter Command HQs near London. After some time in Europe, you passed an exam and returned to the States for Pilot training. After a year and a half of pilot training, the program was cancelled because of the Battle of the Bulge in Europe. (Cont. next message)

    Brother Jay

  4. Memories

    To Charlie,Where did the time go? It seems like it flew by. We were both born and brought up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC. Both of us went to Ascension School. Then we went to the H.S. of Commerce at Lincoln Square. While we were going there we played Basketball at the Hudson Guild League in Chelsea. It was a great diversion. Also we played some football at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. We had a Co-ed Social Club named the Millionaires, S.C. We went to Dances and we also sponsopred (2) dances and made a few dollars. We graduated from Commerce High and had a tough time getting a job. The Country was in a deep depression. (Cont. on next message)

    Brother Jay

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