Killing of Charlie Cleveland Kimble in Texas in 1945


Case summary

Charlie Cleveland Kimble (1927-1945), a U.S. Army soldier, was killed by a white guard stationed at Sheppard Field (now Sheppard Air Force Base) in Wichita County, Texas. The guard fatally shot Kimble. A letter to the NAACP indicates that the guard was court martialed but may have been retried.


Date of incident: 1945-12-06
Location: Wichita County, Texas
Location type: military installation
Allegation against victim: [ ]

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: [ ]
Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

Criminal process
Arrest: yes
Charge/indictment/information: yes
Grand jury: [ ]
Trial: yes
Conviction: yes
Sentence: 10 years

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