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This Day in Georgia History

July 11, 1943

Charles Dobbins Died

Capt. Charles Dobbins was reported missing in action, when his plane failed to return to its North African base from a raid on Sicily. He was assigned to an Air Force paratroopers division as a pilot. A member of a prominent Marietta family, Capt. Dobbins belonged to the Marietta Country Club and the First United Methodist Church, where he had been a member of the choir and a leader in youth work. After the war Dobbins Air Base in Marietta would be named in his memory. [Contributed by Dr. Tom Scott, Kennesaw State University]