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Robert S Carr

Military

Assigned to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Wahn, Germany as the flight was rolling in to the attack they were set upon by Fw190's, jettisoning their bombs he was shot down and crashed near Wahn. MACR 11446.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England...

  • 53rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-75860 'Lucky Boy' 'Shoo Shoo Baby'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Wahn, Germany as the flight was rolling in to the attack they were set upon by Fw190's, jettisoning their bombs pilot 2Lt Robert S...

Associated Place

  • Kingsnorth

    Military site : airfield
    Kingsnorth was used as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, with temporary runways and buildings. It was then used by the Ninth Air Force as an Advanced Landing Ground 1944, and was in 1944 home briefly to the 36th Fighter Group.

Events

Event Location Date
Based Kingsnorth 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down Wahn, Köln, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Wahn, Germany as the flight was rolling in to the attack they were set upon by Fw190's, jettisoning their bombs he was shot down and crashed near Wahn. MACR 11446.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2017 17:29:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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