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James W Carson


Crashed near Wilsnock on 10 Apr 45 in B-17 'Heavy Date' 43-38788, Evaded (EVD).


Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38788 Heavy Date

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-T] Deenethorpe 7/11/44; battle damaged Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Claude Spence, Co-pilot: Hugh Reiner, Navigator: Vic Datlenko, togg-Phil Tumminia, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...


Event Location Date
Born New Orleans, Louisiana


Date Contributor Update
22 April 2020 21:32:32 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2020 20:53:48 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

Added "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:57 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13913,