Walter Arthur Carney

Military

Object Number - UPL 13377 - B17G 43-38501, code BK-C, "Sweet Chariot" 546th BS was the last 384th Bomb Group aircraft to be lost in combat, shot down on the mission to the...

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #254 dated 23 December 1943, George K. Spangler Crew, 34 combat missions.
Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Albersfeld on 25 Apr 45 in B-17 'Sweet Chariot' #43-38501, MACR 14317.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15122521
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36683324
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
The insignia of the 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16189708
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flexible Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16125307
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36642712
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sweet chariot
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

New Paris, PA 15554, USA 12 September 1925

Enlisted

Pittsburgh, PA, USA 20 November 1943 RESIDENCE: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Private, Air Corps

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

25 April 1945 POW Camp: Not identified in National Archives POW database. Shot down over Tachov, Austria

Died

Charlotte, NC, USA 1 March 2016

Revisions

Date2 Mar 2016 22:11:08
ContributorKD4ITI
Sources

Dave Wentzel
Carolinas Aviation Museum

Date27 Feb 2015 18:05:05
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date27 Feb 2015 17:38:07
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

384thbombgroup.com
NARA Enlisted Data Base

Date27 Sep 2014 18:26:46
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14317 / MACR 14317, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=… / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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