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Raymond George Carnahan

Military

Assigned to 707BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed when 2 planes collided over base as they were coming in for landing after mission to Regensberg. Killed in Action (KIA)

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • John Barron

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed when 2 planes collided over base as they were coming in for landing after mission to Regensberg.

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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. ...

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 706th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51909

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 706BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Involved in a mid-air collision with 42-50790 on 11-Apr-45, 2 miles Sth of Harleston, UK. No survivors, aircraft was destroyed. 12 x KIA

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Event Location Date
Born Allegheny County, PA 27 May 1921

Son of Charles W and Margaret B [Stiveson] Carnahan.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 1 July 1943
Based Bungay 1944 – 11 April 1945

Assigned to 707BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Green Lane, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9PS, UK 11 April 1945

Killed when 2 planes collided over base as they were coming in for landing after mission to Regenberg. Killed in Action (KIA)

Buried Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA 1948

Mount Vernon Cemetery
Plot: Section I, Lot 1841, Grave 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2020 03:11:33 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added a location for the Buried event.

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2020 20:15:20 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations
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Added a connection to the AF mission to Regensburg, GR on 11 Apr 1945.

Date Contributor Update
02 August 2020 20:59:36 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography" (Regensberg misspelled).

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2019 15:50:25 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, person associations and unit associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/121995323?rec=121995441
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763605?rec=299437355
https://www.fold3.com/record/87358070-raymond-g-carnahan
https://www.fold3.com/image/541752740?terms=raymond,816,carnahan
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/115354475/raymond-george-carnahan

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 09:55:10 usxpat Changes to middlename, biography and events
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findagrave memorial 115354475

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2019 13:41:24 usxpat Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
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Correcting crew list; private document taken from website no longer available.

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 16:51:15 usxpat Changes to service number, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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Find A Grave Memorial# 115354475
http://www.usaafdata.com/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:07 AAM AAM ingest
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446th BG/ history / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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