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Carl Brandur Westman

Military

Born to Icelandic immigrants, Carl Westman, from Halldórsstaðir, Laxárdalur, Iceland and Agnete Westman, from Djúpivogur, Iceland, in Bellingham. He served for three years.

Service

People

  • Albert Juris

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • Earl Parenteau

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 34th Bomb Group
    30 missions-lead crew-bombs on target 10 consecutive missions. Ran into thunderstorm in South Atlantic-B-24 tossed violently, but skill of Pilot and Co-Pilot brought ship under control-St. Elmo's fire throughout ship. AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

  • Carl Stemen

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 18th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29542 Rough House Kate

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24H-15-CF Original overseas complement of 34th BG, Project Number 92537.

  • 43-38292

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Hunter 26/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-D] Snetterton 7/8/44; transferred 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 8/8/44; Missing in Action Bad Kreuznach, Ger 2/1/45 with Roger Hoffman, Co-pilot: Warren Johnson, Navigator: Dick...

  • 43-38409

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/7/44; Kearney 10/8/44; Grenier 16/8/44; Assigned 18BS/34BG Mendlesham 18/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38410

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/7/44; Kearney 10/8/44; Grenier 16/8/44; Assigned 18BS/34BG Mendlesham 18/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38416 No Gum Chum

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/7/44; Lincoln 11/8/44; Grenier 21/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 23/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Bu Sth Plains 2/7/45; 237 BU Kirtland 18/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 42-94799 Paper Doll

    B-24 Liberator
    Assignments: 8 34 7 original aircraft RCL (J) changed from 28 May 44 to (F) and changed again from 27 Jul 44 to (E). 8 466 786 (U8 N) from 7 Oct until RZI (arrived Bradley Field 14 Jun 45).

Missions

  • 364

    23 May 1944

  • 380

    30 May 1944
    Mission #3. Same target as before. A piece of flak broke the pilots windshield. No-one hurt.

  • 391

    4 June 1944

  • 394

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

  • 405

    11 June 1944
    Flew a sortie flight to the French Coast at 24,000 feet. 8th Combat Flight. No flak.

  • 419

    17 June 1944

  • 421

    18 June 1944

  • 438

    24 June 1944

  • 442

    25 June 1944

  • 453

    5 July 1944
    Bombed marshaling yards near Toulon while flying from Italy back to England.

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Bellingham 4 April 1924

Born to Icelandic immigrants, Carl Westman, from Halldórsstaðir, Laxárdalur, Iceland and Agnete Westman, from Djúpivogur, Iceland.

Died 24 November 2009
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 16:00:28 jonhs Changes to media associations
Sources

https://mabel.wwu.edu/islandora/object/wwu%3A12833/transcript

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 15:56:39 jonhs Changes to biography, events and media associations
Sources

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bellinghamherald/obituary.aspx?n=carl-...

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 15:44:42 jonhs Changes to media associations
Sources

From a reunion brochure

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 15:37:13 jonhs Changes to person associations
Sources

http://valortovictory.tripod.com/Originalcrews.htm

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 15:31:06 jonhs Changes to mission associations
Sources

http://valortovictory.tripod.com/

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 15:10:36 jonhs Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://valortovictory.tripod.com/crews/Ralls.htm

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 14:33:07 jonhs Changes to person associations
Sources

https://archive.org/stream/MendleshamMemoriesTheCompleteCollection/Mendl...

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 13:59:15 jonhs Changes to person associations
Sources

https://archive.org/details/MendleshamMemoriesTheCompleteCollection/page...

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 11:00:07 jonhs Changes to awards and aircraft associations
Sources

https://mabel.wwu.edu/islandora/object/wwu%3A12833/transcript

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 10:41:13 jonhs Changes to events
Sources

https://www.myheritage.com/names/carl_westman

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 10:30:14 jonhs Changes to media associations
Sources

https://www.facebook.com/wwulibraries/photos/carl-b-westman-attended-bel...

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 10:28:21 jonhs Changes to awards
Sources

https://www.facebook.com/wwulibraries/photos/carl-b-westman-attended-bel...

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 10:25:15 jonhs Changes to events
Sources

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/carl-westman-obituary?pid=136723418

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 10:22:56 jonhs Changes to events
Sources

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bellinghamherald/obituary.aspx?n=carl-...

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 10:12:10 jonhs Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role and person associations
Sources

http://valortovictory.tripod.com/Originalcrews.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1996 34th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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