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Arthur C Carroll

Military

Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x He 111, 1 x Fw 190. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals.

Post war: Served in Korean and Vietnamese wars, rising to Colonel.

Service

People

  • Merlin Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. KIA 30-Mar-45. Lost in English Channel.

  • Gordon Compton

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Became squadron C/O after Lt Col Frederick H Lefebre. Compton was a squadron ace with 5 x kills, including a ME262 downed on 10-Apr-45. ...

  • Lloyd Hally

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission Nijmegen in P-47 'Angel of Mercy' 42-22523 last seen pursuing a Fw190 down through the overcast over Arnhem. Shot down 21-Sep-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9003. ...

  • Raymond Hartley

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    ex-319FS, 325th FG in Lesina, Italy [Dec-43 - Jun-44]. Assigned to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferrred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3 x kills, 1 x damaged and 4 destroyed [Grd]. Awards: DFC, AM (24OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Raymond Hilgenberg

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron | 353rd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Feb, 24, 1945 near Vaassen in a replacement plane P-51 'Mr. Gary' #4414949, due to a ground loop which occurred three days prior. Three days earlier he had a similar incident that was as he was hit by AA fire while strafing in...

  • James Hinchey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron | 353rd Fighter Group
    Lt. James F. Hinchey flew P51D "Thunderbug" 44-14728 aircraft code YJ-I. Hinchey was credited with 3 confirmed air kills on January 14, 1945.

  • John Hynes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Lt. John A. Hynes served with the 351st FS/353rd FG from February 1945 until war's end. Hynes shot down an ME109 on March 14, 1945. He hailed from Pawtucket, R.I.

  • William Lahke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron . Evaded (EVD)

  • Frederick Lefebre

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Fred Lefebre served as a fighter pilot with the 351st Fighter Squadron of the 353rd Fighter Group, flying missions out of Raydon, England.

  • William Maguire

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Flew with 351st FS, 353rd FG, 8th AF. A squadron ace with 7 victories, flew a P-47D named 'Boston Bull' and a P-51D 'L’il Boston Bull'. Shot down, managing to evade capture, returning to his squadron prior to the end of the war. Killed in flying...

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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. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 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...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron
  • 359th Fighter Squadron
  • 555th Fighter Training Squadron
  • Headquarters (353rd Fighter Group)

Associated Place

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • 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...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 3 March 1918
Lived in Needham, MA 02494, USA 1941
Based Martlesham Heath February 1943 – June 1943

Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Goxhill June 1943 – 21 September 1944

Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Raydon 21 September 1944 – 10 October 1944

Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Raydon 10 October 1944 – December 1944

Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Raydon December 1944 – 18 July 1945

Returned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 18 July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Sacramento County, CA, USA 28 September 1980
Buried Fair Oaks, CA, USA October 1980

Mount Vernon Memorial Park
Fair Oaks
Sacramento County
California, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2017 11:36:50 Lucy May Changes to person associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Jonah's Feet Are Dry Pg 630
From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2017 08:44:36 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards and events
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Carroll&Submit=Search
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=95251010

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2017 21:08:45 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Carroll&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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