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Carl H Warheit

Military

Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17F 41-24495 'Rose O'Day' while serving as Ball Turret Gunner. Killed in Action (KIA). 17 years of age at death.

PH with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Sergeant Carl H. Warheit was born March 27, 1923. His next of kin were his mother, Julia Warheit, and his brother, Earl Warheit. He was from Loyalhanna, Pennsylvania.
On December 20, 1942, he was serving as the Right Waist Gunner aboard “Rose O’ Day,” B-17 tail #41-24495, of the 306th Bomb Group, 367th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Creil, France.
He is buried in the US Military Cemetery at Epinal, France.

Service

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24495 Rose O' Day

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24495 'Rose O' Day' was assigned 367BS/306BG Westover 17-Aug-42; Thurleigh 13-Oct-42; Missing in Action 20-Dec- 42 while on a mission to bomb the German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France. Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Creil, France...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 26

    20 December 1942
    The German Air Depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 80 B-17s despatched by 91BG (17), 303BG (21); 305BG (23) and 306BG (19). 60 B-17 are effective on the target, but 7 are MIA and 1 is DBR. ...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Latrobe, Pennsylvania 27 March 1923

Sergeant Carl H. Warheit was born March 27, 1923. His next of kin were his mother, Julia Warheit, and his brother, Earl Warheit. He was from Loyalhanna, Pennsylvania.

Killed in Action (KIA) Creil, France 20 December 1942

Killed when aircraft was attacked by German fighters. The remainder of the crew baled out of the stricken aircraft. He was dead in the aircraft when it crashed near Creil, France.

On December 20, 1942, he was serving as the Right Waist Gunner aboard “Rose O’ Day,” B-17 tail #41-24495, of the 306th Bomb Group, 367th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Creil, France.

Buried 1945

Buried in the Epinal American Cemetery, Plot B, Row 16, Grave 15.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2015 02:41:58 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2014 21:47:51 Lee8thbuff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 5-Dec-2014. Added crew position to biography and KIA event per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; Added Burial event and SN per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) record; made connections to Place, Aircraft and Mission within existing website data.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Hey and Bishop p.55. WWII Monument web site

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