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Albert Van Hoon Carroll

Military

23 credited missions (first on 17 nov 1942)
Evaded after shot down by fighters 4 July 1943 in B-17 #425792 'The Mugger'. With one engine on fire, plane crashed outised Malicorne-sur-Sarthe, France, where a monument was erected to Pilot Robert O'Connor and Bombardier Richard Peterson who were killed.

S/Sgt Carroll returned to Molesworth on 19 October 1943 after a successful evasion from capture.

(confusion have been made before with Sgt Marvin W Carroll, killed in action on 22 feb 1944)

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5792 The Mugger

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 28/1/43; Salina 11/2/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-I] Molesworth 8/4/43; Missing in Action Le Mans 4/7/43 with Bob O'Connor, Bombardier: Rich Peterson (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Donovan Manifold, Navigator: Andy Halioris, Radio...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Buried KT

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2015 13:04:02 patootie Changes to middlename, highest rank and events
Sources

303rdbg.com website

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2015 13:01:31 patootie Changes to biography and events
Sources

303rdbg.com website

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 10:20:00 Emily Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated Freeman Collection image

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Chronology Suipplement, 1942-45; p. 85., Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop & Hey pp. 175-6

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