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Carl Lloyd Liles Jr


Killed in Action (KIA) 3 September 1944 in AC #42-38119. Crashed off Channel Islands Missing Air Crew Report #8609. Hit by Flak over Guernsey Island, #2 engine flames, Lost altitude, #2 engine fell, #3 prop feathered. Ditched with no explosion. No bodies recovered.

DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/Purple Heart



  • Miles Parmely

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 3 September 1944 in A/C 42-38119. Crashed on Channel Islands. AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

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Units served with


  • 42-38119

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; with Albert Jones crash landed base 2/2/44; Written off 4/2/44. ...


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    3 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

  • 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 Floyd County, TX, USA 24 July 1920
Assigned Deopham Green, Norfolk, England 21 December 1943 – 1 April 1944

•Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group Headquarters Complement, per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #172 dated 21 December 1943. Transferred to the 6th Combat Crew Replacement Center on 1 April 1944. 9 combat missions with the 384th Bomb Group.

Died 3 September 1944

Assigned HQ Deopham Green, Norfolk. 452nd BG, 731 BS. Ditched off Channel Islands, MIA. MACR 8609. Crew KIA.


Wall of Missing Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial Saint James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France


Date Contributor Update
10 August 2018 18:26:12 CallyBoatwright452ndBGA Changes to biography, events, person associations and place associations

Cally Boatwright, 452nd BGA

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2018 02:33:29 bombercommand Changes to middlename, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations

Information from duplicate files
and was consolidated with this file on 29 July 1944.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE 8TH AIR FORCE 1942 (Command and Staff) by Russell Strong

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:08 AAM AAM ingest

ABMC, MACR 8609 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia