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Carson Lewis Fisher

Military

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, , WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Melvin Watson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Flight crew for B-24 assembly ship 'First Sergeant', when flares set A/C ablaze, along with pilot received facial burns in the ensuing fire 27-May-44. Awards: DFC, AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28738 'Meat Around the Corner'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 19 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Epinal. Left formation at target salvoed bombs, 1 x engine feathered and some control lost of rudders, 11-May-44. Headed for and crashed Jegenstorf, Switzerland. Crew...

  • 41-29295 Bomb Totin' Mama

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100341

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100362

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50279

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down and crashed near Mainz, Ger, 13 September 1944. MACR 8848

  • 42-52335 Admirable Little Character

    B-24 Liberator
    Hit by FW190 fighters, crashed near Ponthion, ±15km NE of Vitry-le-François, Marne Department, France. Pilot John H. Combs Jr (POW); Co-Pilot Charles W. Roof (EVD); Navigator Eugene M. Hoag (EVD); Bombardier Charles G. Bieber (KIA); Radio Operator...

  • 42-52404 Belle of Boston

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed 8 May 1944, Frettenham, Norfolk

  • 42-95018

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95018

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29305 I'll be Back

    B-24 Liberator
    Later renamed Hypochondriac

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ridgeway, Ohio 28 January 1911

Son of Lewis and Myrtle [Collins] Fisher.

Enlisted Baltimore, MD 30 September 1942

Baltimore Maryland

Based Horsham St Faith March 1944 – July 1944

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Dayton, OH 15 November 1963
Buried Hale Cemetery, Ridgeway, Hardin County, OH 18 November 1963

Hale Cemetery
Ridgeway,
Hardin County, OH

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2019 13:47:57 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/540652742
https://www.fold3.com/record/87059006-carson-l-fisher
https://www.fold3.com/image/668098858?terms=paul%20faggioli
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/91465297/carson-lewis-fisher

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

458bg.com,Watson crew, crew member list & picture included / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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