Benjamin F McCarty

Military
media-19668.jpeg UPL 19668 From another angle of 42-67998 “Li’l One” MC-Qbar. 8th May 1944, Landing accident RAF Wittering. Pilot was Lt. Benjamin F McCarty. Aircraft had Cat. AC battle damage from the mission.

Object Number - UPL 19668 - From another angle of 42-67998 “Li’l One” MC-Qbar. 8th May 1944, Landing accident RAF Wittering. Pilot was Lt. Benjamin F McCarty. Aircraft had...

Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Nancy on 9-May-44 in P-38 42-104289. MACR 4688.



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

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: 20th Fighter Group 79th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Nicknames: Li’l One
  • Unit: 20th Fighter Group 79th Fighter Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Virginia, USA 15 November 1918

Enlisted

Lee Ford Camp Rd, Ridgeway, VA 24148, USA 18 February 1942 Camp Lee, Virginia.

Other

Crash landed

Wittering, Peterborough, Peterborough PE8, UK 8 May 1944 Landing accident RAF Wittering. P-38J 42-67998 “Li’l One”. 8th May 1944, aircraft had Cat AC battle damage from the mission.

Other

Shot down

Nancy, France 9 May 1944 Shot down in P-38J 42-104289, crashed near Nancy on 9 May 1944. MACR 4688. POW.

Other

Prisoner Of War [POW]

Stalag Luft III Żagań, Poland 9 May 1944 Prisoner Of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Died

7 February 1996

Buried/ Commemorated

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix Maricopa County AZ 11 February 1996 National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix Maricopa County Arizona, USA.
San Diego, California

Revisions

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Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4689, King's Cliffe Memorial Edition, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces Vol 3

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