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Jacob T Carwile

Military

Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF, October-1944-December 1944. Transferred HQ Sqn, 67FW 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 67th Fighter Wing
  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 361st Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (67th Fighter Wing)

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

  • Walcot Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    Bought by the Dearden family in 1891, during the Second World War the Hall was used as an RAF operations room remote from conjoined RAF Wittering and RAF Collyweston. From December 1943 the 67th Fighter Wing took over, using the Hall as a command and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jefferson County, KY, USA 1922
Enlisted Louisville, KY, USA 17 September 1942
Based Martlesham Heath 27 October 1944 – January 1945

Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 821 Manston Rd, Ramsgate CT12, UK 9 November 1944

Taxiing Accident RAF Manston Cat 3 damage Lt Jacob T Carwile, 9-Nov-44.

P-47D 42-25505 - 361FS 356FG 8AF

Transferred Walcot Hall, Lydbury North SY7 8AZ, UK 31 December 1944

Transferred HQ Sqn, 67FW 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK January 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2017 17:38:00 Lucy May Changes to biography
Sources

Brought in sources from duplicate record: Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster from ESCORT The 356th Fighter Group Over Europe 1943-1945 by Kent D. Miller

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2017 18:13:52 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Carwile%2C+Jacob&...
https://www.fold3.com/record/84202543-jacob-t-carwile

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2017 18:11:18 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Carwile%2C+Jacob&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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