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Carleton Earl Gillmore

Military

Shot down on 19th mission. Had 2 missions over Berlin. Liberated Lubeck Prisoner of War (POW) Plane was Hard to Get B-17 #448225

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-6136

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 1/8/43; Denver 4/8/43; 225 BU Rapid City 24/4/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 29/8/45.

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 259

    15 March 1944
    The industrial areas of the secondary target of Brunswick, Germany. A combined force of 344 heavy bombers from 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 260 FIGHTER BOMBER

    15 March 1944
    A force of 8 P-47s from 353FG are despatched on a fighter bomber operation to make a test drop on a barge in the Zuider Zee, Holland. 6 provide escort and 2 actually make the attack. Source data does not indicate if the attack was successful. There are...

  • 8th Air Force 266

    19 March 1944
    V-Weapon sites in France are the targets for this mission. A combined force of 193 B-17s of 1st and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 267 LEAFLET DROP

    19 March 1944
    6 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 300 bundles (1,500,000?) leaflets on the Dutch cities of The Hague, Rotterdam, Leeuwarden, Utrecht and Amesterdam. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  • 8th Air Force 268 FIGHTER BOMBER

    19 March 1944
    A force of 35 P-47s is despatched from 78FG to strafe and bomb the German airfied at Gilze-Rijen, Holland. 20 actually attacked the target whiel the other 10 provided escort. There are no losses, casualties or claims in this element.

  • 8th Air Force 269

    20 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Frankfurt and the railroad marshalling yards there are the targets for this mission. All three Air Disivisions despatch aircraft but high clouds frustrated bombing attempts and many formations abandoned the mission even after...

  • 8th Air Force 270

    21 March 1944
    The V-Weapon site at Watten, France is the target for this mission. A combined force of 65 B-24s from: 44BG; 93BG; 392BG; and 458BG are despatched. 7 aircraft are damaged. There are no other losses, casualties or claims.

  • 8th Air Force 271 FIGHTER SWEEP

    21 March 1944
    A force of 41 P-51s from 4FG are despatched on a fighter sweep, search and destroy, operation in the area of Bordeaux, France. 7 aircraft Failed to Return - 2KIA 4POW 1EVD. The fighters claim 12-0-0 of German aircraft in the air and 9-0-4 on the grond....

  • 8th Air Force 273

    22 March 1944
    The German aviation industries at Oraneinburg and Basdorf were the intended primary target for this mission but dense cloud cover prevented the attack on these targets. The secondary target of Berlin, Germany and surrounding Targets of Opportunity (TOs...

  • 8th Air Force 276 LEAFLET DROP

    23 March 1944
    5 B-17 from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 262 bunldes (1,310,000?) leaflets in the French cities of Grenoble, Vichy, Lyon, Toulouse, and Limoges. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Ashtabula, Ohio 20 November 1924
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 7 April 1945
Died 27 November 2007
Buried Ottawa Hills Memorial Park; Toledo, OH

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 February 2022 01:59:33 Gillmore Changes to middlename, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Rick Gillmore (son)

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2020 04:05:46 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
Sources

Added a POW event and a S/N per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self/MACR 13891

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