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Carl I Alexanderson

Military

Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on B-24 44-40237. ETD

Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Service

People

  • Donald Woodward

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on B-24 44-40237. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME ( 2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 854th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-40237

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Don Woodward crew.

Associated Place

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jamaica, Queens, NY 9 July 1924

Son of Ivar and Elizabeth
Alexanderson.

Lived in Flushing, Queens, NY 1942
Enlisted New York City, NY 13 November 1942

New York City, New York

Based Metfield 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2021 09:41:14 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/696941307
https://www.fold3.com/record/83646913/carl-i-alexanderson-wwii-army-enli...
https://digitalarchive.2ndair.org.uk/
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/138673955

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2021 07:45:50 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/696941307
https://www.fold3.com/record/83646913/carl-i-alexanderson-wwii-army-enli...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / unit roster & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 194

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