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Alfred Edward Carr Jr

Military

Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep Nurnberg in P-51D 44-14068 'Little Joe'. Hit by flak crashed near Heilbronn. 20-Feb-45. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12558.

Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Louisiana, USA 8 August 1917
Lived in St Tammany Parish, LA, USA 1941
Enlisted New Orleans, LA, USA 14 May 1942
Based Wormingford 29 September 1944 – 20 February 1945

Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) 61440 Oberursel, Germany 20 February 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Dulag Luft West.

Shot down Heilbronn, Germany 20 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) mission in P-51D 44-14068 'Little Joe'. Hit by flak crashed near Heilbronn. 20-Feb-45. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12558.

Buried Slidell, LA, USA January 1994

Greenwood Cemetery
Slidell
St. Tammany Parish
Louisiana, USA

Died Slidell, LA, USA 10 January 1994

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2017 18:20:49 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28731671
https://www.fold3.com/page/84827823-alfred-e-carr-jr/facts
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=14068&Submit6=Go
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Carr&Submit=Search
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104554266

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2017 16:27:55 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename and suffix
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12558 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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