John J CarrollMilitary
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A14145-79830AC.
On 29-Nov-43 2LT John J Carrol was piloting P-38H 42-67090 "FOB Detroit" from 55FG/38FS along with other P-38s from 55FG on a mission to escort bombers attaking at Bremen, Germany. The flight was attacked by German fighters near Meppel, Holland. 2LT Carroll's aircraf sustained battle damage in the attack and he was forced to bale out over Zwartsluis, Holland and captured as a Prisoner of War.
Purple Heart, Air Medal
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Units served with
|Detroit, Michigan||25 December 1919|
Prisoner of War (POW)
|Barth, Germany||29 November 1943 - 8 June 1945||Held at Stalag Luft 1, Barth-Vogelsang, Prussia. Officially Returned to Military Control 8-Jun-45|
|17 June 2003|
|Tawas City, Michigan|
Mepple → Meppel
Zwartshuis → Zwartsluis
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Lee Cunningham 18-Jul-2015. Added nickname in description based on TN records of Peter Randall, historian, littlefriends.co.uk.
Lee Cunningham 18-Jul-2015. Added Decoration and POW event per National Archives Records Aministation (NARA)WWII POW database; Made connections to Place and Mission within existing website data; Added Summary Biography based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE and MACR 1431.
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1431 / MACR 1431; son (Veteran's Datatbase Submission); obituary / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list