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Walter A Carey

Military

Doc Carey was well-regarded by 360th Fighter Squadron pilots. Ed Nebinger remembered Doc Carey as good natured and recalled that at the squadron's VE Day party he 'dug into his liberally guarded supply of mission whiskey, and was applying it liberally to all wounds, real and imagined, while many bottles of Scotch and assorted other booze appeared magically from other sources.'

Service

People

  • Edward Nebinger

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Ed Nebinger was a Second Lieutenant at 19 years of age. He served as fighter pilot with the 360th Fighter Squadron of the 356th Fighter Group, flying missions from Martlesham Heath, England. Along with the other officers, he lived nearby in Playford...

Units served with

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2018 12:57:16 Lucy May Changes to biography
Sources

'Lady Doreen' by Edward M Nebinger, a memoir of his wartime experiences as a fighter pilot with the 356th Fighter Group, published in 2013. Quote is from page 323.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster from ESCORT The 356th Fighter Group Over Europe 1943-1945 by Kent D. Miller

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