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Carter J Lunsford

Military

Shot down by flak and crashed in the Channel on mission to V-sites near Calais, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37818 'Pub Pete. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37818 Pub Pete

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 10/9/43; Gr Island 30/9/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-D] Framlingham 7/10/43; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 21/1/44 with Clyde Baugher, Co-pilot: Elmer Schwankl, Bombardier: Paul Fabian, Waist gunner: Phil Marizzaldi chute failed ...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) France 21 January 1944

Revisions

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2270 / MACR 2270, 8th Af Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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