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Carl Joseph Van Horn

Military

Enlisted with RCAF. Transferred to USAAF Dec-43. Assigned to 12th Replacement Control Depot. Detached to 83 Sqn RAF flying as a Avro Lancaster navigator on 13 missions. Failed to Return 14th mission to 'bomb by moonlight' Caen, France on the night of 6/7th June 1944. Killed in Action [KIA]. MACR 9837.

Missions: 20/2/44 Stuttgart [6 1/4hr], 25/2/44 Augsburg [7 1/4hr], 18/3/44 Frankfurt [5hr], 24/3/44 Berlin [7hr], 26/3/44 Essen [4 1/2hr], 30/3/44 Nurnberg [7 1/2hr], 20/4/44 Paris [4 1/2hr], 22/4/44 Brunswick [5 1/2hr], 3/5/44 Mailly le Camp [5 3/4hr], 7/5/44 Lanveoc [5 1/4hr], 11/5/44 Bourg [3 3/4hr], 22/5/44 Brunswick [5 3/4hr], 27/5/44 Nantes [5 1/4hr].

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • ND467

    Lancaster
    Assigned to 83 Sqn RAF at Coningsby. Failed to Return 14th mission to 'bomb by moonlight' Caen, France on the night of 6/7th June 1944. 1 x Evaded [EVD], 7 x Killed in Action [KIA]. MACR 9837. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 6 September 1918
Enlisted Canada July 1941

Enlisted with RCAF. Jul-41.

Transferred to USAAF England, UK December 1943 – February 1944

Transferred to USAAF.

Based Tidworth SP9, UK January 1944 – February 1944

Assigned to 12th Replacement Control Depot.

Based Baxter Cl, Coningsby, Lincoln LN4 4TG, UK February 1944 – 7 June 1944

Detached to 83 Sqn RAF flying as a Avro Lancaster navigator on 13 missions. RAF Coningsby.

Died 14000 Caen, France 7 June 1944

Failed to Return 14th mission to 'bomb by moonlight' Caen, France on the night of 6/7th June 1944.

Buried 16 Boulevard Richemond, 14000 Caen, France 8 June 1944

Interred
Caen cemetery.

Buried 6440 S High St, Lockbourne, OH 43137, USA 1949

Re-Interred
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Lockbourne,
Franklin County, OH

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2018 13:59:40 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/139139351
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763015?terms=Carl%20J%20Van%20Horn
https://www.fold3.com/image/319165362?terms=Carl%20J%20Van%20Horn
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=440606&Submit...
http://www.inthefootsteps.com/Soldiers-Stories-Arthur-Wallace-Poyzer.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130491782/carl-j.-van_horn

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2018 10:50:29 Al_Skiff Changes to biography
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/139139351
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763015?terms=Carl%20J%20Van%20Horn
https://www.fold3.com/image/319165362?terms=Carl%20J%20Van%20Horn
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=440606&Submit...
http://www.inthefootsteps.com/Soldiers-Stories-Arthur-Wallace-Poyzer.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130491782/carl-j.-van_horn

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2018 21:02:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/139139351
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763015?terms=Carl%20J%20Van%20Horn
https://www.fold3.com/image/319165362?terms=Carl%20J%20Van%20Horn
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=440606&Submit...
http://www.inthefootsteps.com/Soldiers-Stories-Arthur-Wallace-Poyzer.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130491782/carl-j.-van_horn

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