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CDR Charles H. Barfield

DOD - August 1, 1997



CDR. Charlie H. Barfield, USN (Retired), 72 passed away August 1, 1997 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama. He was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and the University of Mississippi. CDR. Barfield, a naval flier served in WW II and the Korean Conflict and earned the Navy Cross. He retired after thirty years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Retired Officers Assoc. CDR. Barfield is survived by his wife, Mary Alice; his daughter, Marsha J. Cyphers; five sons, Charles Richard Barfield, David Barfield, Timothy Barfield, Daniel Barfield and Steven Barfield; his step-son, James H. Webb, Jr; his sister, Lila Grace Bell; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four cousins in Alabama, Josephine Waller, Julia Regopolous, Rochelle Yarborough and James Alford; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Monday in the chapel of George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, 4140 University Boulevard, South with Dr. Monroe C. Hatch officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Jacksonville University Library or the Air Museum in Pensacola, FL. The visitation will be held Sunday and the family will receive friends from 3 PM until 5 PM at the Funeral Home.


The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Charlie H. Barfield, Ensign, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Fighter Plane in Fighting Squadron ONE (VF-1), embarked from the U.S.S. BENNINGTON (CV-20), on 24 July 1945, and deployed over Kure Naval Base, in the heart of the Japanese homeland. Ensign Barfield pressed home his attack in the face of intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire of all calibers from warships of many types augmented by a ring of shore-based batteries. By scoring a direct hit on a large enemy aircraft carrier, he contributed materially to the success of the Task Force attack. Ensign Barfield's outstanding courage, daring airmanship and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Commander, Air Task Force, Pacific Fleet: Serial 25215 (December 7, 1945)

Thought he should be listed in the crew list and obit sections.

- Andy

Andrew Zagayko




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