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Carl R Alfred

Military

Carl was from Atwater, Ohio, and was assigned to the 4th Fighter Group, 336th Squadron from 12 July 1944 to 16 April 1945.
While strafing Praha Airfield in Czechoslovakia his plane was hit by flak, went into a shallow dive, and exploded upon impact. Captain Alfred was killed in the crash. He had eight victories to his credit and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 9 oak leaf clusters (1 silver, 4 bronze) and Purple Heart.

Service

Units served with

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • 8th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 44-72523

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) freelance to Kbely aerodrome, A/C hit by flak and streaming coolant, after turning for home, A/C went entered shallow dive before sharply rolling to starboard and diving vertically into the...

  • 44-14552

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Iowa, USA 31 December 1917

Son of Albia Lawrence and Rozetta Estella [Daggett] Alfred.

Lived in Atwater, OH 44201, USA 1940
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 12 July 1944 – 16 April 1945

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 1945
Killed in action 280 02 Kbel, Czech Republic 16 April 1945

Killed in action in P-51D 44-72523 strafing Kbely aerodrome.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 11:26:17 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
15 June 2016 10:37:44 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=13858
https://www.fold3.com/image/29431862
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Alfred&GSfn=Carl&G...

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 20:47:28 apollo11 Changes to biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

'Eighty-One Aces of the 4th Fighter Group' by Frank Speer.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13858

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