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Joe Ross Carnes Jr



Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-37982 Tremblin' Gremlin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/11/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-K] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; Missing in Action Hamm 19 September 1944 with Joe R. Carnes; co-pilot William G. Wyatt, Navigator: Alfred D. Benjamin; togglier Bob Chanter; Flight...


  • 642

    19 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born Alexandria, LA, USA 1 March 1922
Assigned Grafton Underwood, Kettering NN14, UK 26 July 1944 – 17 March 1945

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944 as Crew Pilot. 30 combat missions.

Bailed Out Belgium 19 September 1944

Bailed out over Allied Territory after a mission on 19 September 1944. Seven of the crew returned to duty. The ball turret gunner was injured by flak and transferred to the Detachment of Patients, 4178 U.S. Army Hospital Plant. The tail gunner was injured by flak and hospitalized from 19 September 1944 until 10 November 1944.

Died Cypress, TX, USA 6 August 2017


Date Contributor Update
11 June 2020 20:15:24 jmoore43 Changes to role

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12 August 2017 01:41:54 bombercommand Changes to events

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12 August 2017 01:40:35 bombercommand Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, role, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations

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