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Levi Humes Carter III

Military

Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Flew with John Johnson and Robert Carson crews. Flew 1 missions with Bill Thomas crew. ETD

Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Carson

    Military | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    25 July 1943 wounded in action

  • John Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 x combat missions. Killed in Action (KIA) in B-17 42-30353 'Ten Knights in a Bar Room' on mission to Kiel, Germany 25-Jul-43 ??

  • William Thomas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. ...

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30218 'Heavenly Daze', Dolly

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Tinker 25/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-W] Horham 15/6/43; (23m), Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Bob Beatty, Navigator: Dave Goss, Bombardier: Joe Forand, Radio...

  • 42-30300 'Hell N Back'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/5/43; Gore 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Kearney 27/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 16/6/43; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-C] Horham 17/6/43; with E.L. Lemke force landed RAF St Eval 28/6/43; 15m, Missing in Action...

  • 42-30353 'Ten Knights in a Bar Room'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 3/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 27/6/43; 334BS [BG-C]; 38m, transferred 388BG Aphrodite Project [remote controlled flying bomb filled with Torpex explosives], Knettishall; 803BS RCM...

  • 42-3111 The Brass Rail, Local Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/2/43; Gore Fd 7/3/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-T] Alconbury 5/43; THE BRASS RAIL 6 missions. ...

  • 42-6080 'Floozie Flossy' 'Mary Ruth the WeWa Special'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 15-Jul-43; Cheyenne 18/7/43; (Fitted with Sperry gyroscope); Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P] Horham 3/9/43; force landed Metfield Afd with L.G. Hamby 16-Dec-43; force landed Tibenham Afd with J.D. Pearson 5-Jan-44; force landed...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lilburn, GA 2 October 1916

Son of Dora Lee [Montgomery] Carter.

Enlisted Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA 3 March 1942

Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia

Based Horham May 1943 – December 1943

Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Fulton County, GA 12 December 1968
Buried Luxomni Baptist Church Cemetery Luxomni, Gwinnett County, GA 15 December 1968

Luxomni Baptist Church Cemetery
Luxomni, Gwinnett County, Georgia

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2021 19:34:03 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/646491378
https://www.fold3.com/record/87876235/levi-h-trd-carter-wwii-army-enlist...
https://www.fold3.com/record/712387594/carter-levi-h-iii-us-veterans-gra...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61784797/levi-h.-carter

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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