Albert Van Hook Carroll

Military
Staff Sergeant Albert Van Hoon Carroll, a gunner of the 303rd Bomb Group marks raids on the door to an army hut. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 9 Apr 1943.' [stamp] and '257542.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: S/Sgt. (Gunner) Albert Van Hoon Carroll, aged 20, of 110 W. Fannin Marshall, Texas, marks up the record of another raid on a door at his English base. Carroll, a student before joining the U.S. Air Force, has taken part in 11 rai

Object Number - FRE 989 - Staff Sergeant Albert Van Hoon Carroll, a gunner of the 303rd Bomb Group marks raids on the door to an army hut. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright...

23 credited missions (first on 17-Nov-42)
Evaded after shot down by fighters 4-Jul-43 in B-17 42-5792 'The Mugger'. With one engine on fire, plane crashed outside 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-Oct-43 after a successful evasion from capture.

(confusion have been made before with Sgt Marvin W Carroll, killed in action on 22-Feb-44)

Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-661542
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Mugger
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Buried

Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery Beverly Hills, Citrus County, FL 1998-01-21 Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery Beverly Hills, Citrus County, Florida

Born

1922-06-26 Son of Berry Watson and Katherine Allen “Katie” [Van Hook] Carroll.

Died

1998-01-17

Based

Molesworth 1943-07-04 Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Baled out EVD

Malicorne-sur-Sarthe, France 1943-07-04 Shot down by fighters 4-Jul-43 in B-17 42-5792 'The Mugger'; evaded (EVD)

Other

Evaded EVD

1943-07-04 - 1943-10-19 Evaded capture, return to unit by 19-Oct-43. EVD

Enlisted

Dallas, TX 1942-01-07 Dallas, Texas

Other

Hospitalised

Hospitalised with frostbite.

Revisions

Date18 Oct 2020 16:33:51
ContributorDon Carroll
Sources

I am the son of Albert Van Hook Carroll...His middle name was NOT Vanhool...it was VanHook...I have made this correction. I can provide proof if necessary..Thank You

Date30 Jul 2015 13:04:02
Contributorpatootie
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303rdbg.com website

Date30 Jul 2015 13:01:31
Contributorpatootie
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303rdbg.com website

Date18 Mar 2015 10:20:00
ContributorEmily
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Associated Freeman Collection image

Date27 Sep 2014 18:03:11
ContributorAAM
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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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