Carl I Alexanderson

Military

Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on B-24 44-40237. ETD





Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

A Pathfinder B-24 Liberator (V2-P+, serial number 42-51691) of the 491st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '491 BG supplying troops at Arnhem, Sept 1944.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19082165 / O-684447
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Jamaica, Queens, NY 9 July 1924 Son of Ivar and Elizabeth Alexanderson.

Enlisted

New York City, NY 13 November 1942 New York City, New York

Based

Metfield Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF.
Flushing, Queens, NY

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / unit roster & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 194