Charles Raymond Knutson

Is Navy Flier
Charles Raymond Knutson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton O. Knutson, Eau Claire, Route 4, was graduated from the Naval Air Training Center, Corpus Christi, Texas and was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve and awarded his "wings of gold."

He is a former student of Eau Claire State Teachers College.

Each naval aviator is an expert flyer, navigator, aerologist, gunner, and radio operator.

Naval aviators fly carrier-based or land-based planes in combat zones or at naval air stations at home and abroad.

Types of planes in naval aviation include fighters, dive bombers, scout and observation, multi-engine bombers, patrol planes, and air transports.