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Charles John Carter


KIA June 13 1944 at St Gabriel France after his P-47D was hit with Anti Aircraft Fire then crashed and exploded. Claimed 2.0 aerial victories.

In Memoriam

'First Lt Charles J Carter (21 yrs) Pilot was assigned to the 390th Squadron of the 366th Fighter Bomb Group of the 9th AF. He was KIA June 12 1944 at St Gabriel, France. He was the pilot and sole occupant of a P-47D aircraft on a partrol mission from Throxtan air base to Caen, France area. Charles Carter's body was recovered and later bured at Elmwood cemetery in Norfolk, VA, June 19 1949.'
Remembered by William C Hughes, Virginia Beach, VA


Units served with

  • 366th Fighter Group

    366th Fighter Group

    The Group moved in England over the New Year of 1944, setting up home first at Membury and then at Thruxton. The pilots' first mission was a fighter sweep of the French coast in March 1944 and from then until D-Day that June the ground supported Allied...

  • 390th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Thruxton

    Military site : airfield
    Thruxton was developed for use by Army Co-Operation aircraft, before being upgraded to a bomber airfield. The 366th Fighter Group moved in in early 1944, flying missions in support of the build up to D-Day, before moving to the continent with other...


Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, CA, USA 13 May 1923
Enlisted Richmond, VA, USA 8 May 1942
Died 13 June 1944
Buried Elmwood Cemetery 19 June 1949


Date Contributor Update
19 September 2015 12:40:28 Gilad_Bashan Changes to middlename, service number and role

Gilad Bashan

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2014 23:10:51 Gilad_Bashan Changes to aircraft associations

Gilad Bashan

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2014 14:14:52 Emily Changes to memoriam and events

William C Hughes, via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2014 09:24:02 Emily Changes to biography and events

William C Hughes, via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence

Listed on Casualty list of 366th Fighter Group Association

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