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Carl Edward Decklar

Military

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 354FS, 255FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FG, 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. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 370th Fighter Group
  • 354th Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (355th Fighter Group)

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

  • Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dubuque, IA 12 May 1922
Based Steeple Morden 19 November 1944 – 9 December 1944

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Steeple Morden 9 December 1944 – 27 September 1945

Transferred to 354FS, 255FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Steeple Morden, UK 11 February 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Based Florennes / Juzaine 27 September 1945

Transferred to 370FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Hillsboro, OR 24 September 2013
Buried Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR October 2013

Willamette National Cemetery
Portland,
Multnomah County, OR

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2018 12:37:17 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117624892/carl-e-decklar

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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