670th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Wesley D. Chitty, Jr.

1st Lt., Pilot

1922 - February 6, 2009

670th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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Wes Chitty (right) and unknown Lt. — Japan 1953

Wes Chitty and Friend

Wes Chitty and Friend — South Carolina


Wes Chitty (left) and Wayne Downing — Topsail Island, NC 2008 

Wesley D. Chitty, Jr., 87, of Barnwell, died Feb. 6, 2009. 

Graveside service was held Feb. 9 at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Barnwell. Mole Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Chitty was born in Bamberg County. He was the son of the late Wesley D. and Nannie "Nan" Faust Chitty Sr. He joined the S.C. Highway Patrol as a motorcycle officer. During WWII he joined the Army Air Corps. He was a decorated bomber pilot with the 416th Bomb Group serving in the ETO. He was decorated again during the Korean conflict while piloting helicopters. After military service he and his family lived in several southeastern states while employed by several trucking firms. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie B. Chitty and a brother, Martin Chitty of Mount Pleasant.
Survivors include four daughters, Ann Baxley Bowers of Little Mountain, Nancy Chitty Goldin of St. Augustine, Fla., Betty Baxley Mise of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Marlene Baxley-Cadmen of Alexandria, Va.; "Jackie" his beloved Jack Russell; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Barnwell County Veterans Park, PO Box 160, Barnwell, S.C. 29812 or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

The People-Sentinel 02/11/09

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