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Jackie Leroy Carwell


Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron


  • 42-76118

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75281

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...


Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 30 December 1923
Lived in Louisville, KY, USA 1941
Enlisted 29 July 1942
Based Boxted April 1944 – September 1944

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Boxted, Colchester, UK 28 April 1944

Taxiing Accident Boxted/Sta 150 Cat 3 damage Lt Jackie L Carwell, 28-Apr-44.

P-47D 42-76118 - 62FS 56FG 8AF

Promoted Boxted, Colchester, UK 24 July 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK September 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Crashed Boxted, Colchester, UK 5 September 1944

Crash landing due to Engine Failure 3 mile West Boxted/Sta 150 Cat 3 Lt Jackie L Carwell, 5-Sep-44.

P-47D 42-75281 - 62FS 56FG 8AF

Crashed Louisville International Airport (SDF), 600 Terminal Dr, Louisville, KY 40209, USA 14 October 1953

Landing Accident Standiford Field, Louisville, KY Cat 2 damage Lt Jack L Carwell, 14-Oct-53.

F-51D 44-73129 - 165FBS 123FBG 1AF

Crashed Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neal Street #6010, Savannah, GA 31409, USA 16 June 1954

Forced Landing due to Engine Failure 3 mile East of Hunter AFB, GA Cat 4 damage Lt Jackie L Carwell, 16-Jun-54.

F-51D 44-74477 - 165FBS 123FBG 1AF

Buried Bowling Green, KY, USA May 2016

Fairview Cemetery
Bowling Green
Warren County

Died Arizona, USA 7 May 2016


Date Contributor Update
14 November 2017 18:46:28 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:56 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list /