School portrait of First Lieutenant Charles J Carter of the 366th Fighter Group, from the Granby High School Yearbook, 1942.
KIA June 13 1944 at St Gabriel France after his P-47D was hit with Anti Aircraft Fire then crashed and exploded. Claimed 2.0 aerial victories.
'First Lt Charles J Carter (21 yrs) Pilot was assigned to the 390th Squadron of the 366th Fighter Bomb Group of the 9th AF. He was KIA June 12 1944 at St Gabriel, France. He was the pilot and sole occupant of a P-47D aircraft on a partrol mission from Throxtan air base to Caen, France area. Charles Carter's body was recovered and later bured at Elmwood cemetery in Norfolk, VA, June 19 1949.'
Remembered by William C Hughes, Virginia Beach, VA
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The Group moved in England over the New Year of 1944, setting up home first at Membury and then at Thruxton. The pilots' first mission was a fighter sweep of the French coast in March 1944 and from then until D-Day that June the ground supported Allied...
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Thruxton was developed for use by Army Co-Operation aircraft, before being upgraded to a bomber airfield. The 366th Fighter Group moved in in early 1944, flying missions in support of the build up to D-Day, before moving to the continent with other...
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