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Carl Parker Gies


Shot down 2 Zeros in the Philippines with the 20th PS.
OPS officer 356th FS 1943
OPS officer 354th FG 1943-44
OPS officer 70th FW 1944-45
Chief of Staff 70th FW 1945
Landed on Utah Beach leading forward air controllers awarded Bronze Star.
Received French Croix de Guerre, Belgian Croix de Guerre & Belgian Order of Leopold II.



  • James Howard

    Military | Brigadier General | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander | 354th Fighter Group
    USN 1939-1941 flew F3Fs with VF-6 USS Enterprise CV-6 ...

  • Wallace Mace

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot/Deputy Group Commander | 354th Fighter Group
    Wally, as his family and friends called him, started his military career in the army artillery before World War II. Early on he knew the army air corps was his calling and was one of the first graduates in 1940. Shortly after he was stationed in a...

  • Kenneth Martin

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 354th Fighter Group

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Units served with

  • 70th Fighter Wing
  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 356th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...


Event Location Date
Born Goldfield, NV 89013, USA 13 May 1915
Enlisted Vancouver, WA, USA 26 July 1940

Vancouver Barracks

Action resulting in the award of the DSC Luzon, Philippines 10 December 1941

gaining altitude for patrol over another field, accompanied by one other pilot, when he received a radio report that his own field was being strafed.
"Although he realized he was greatly outnumbered and with complete disregard for the great personal risk involved, this pilot (Gies) dove through the overcast into the midst of more than 20 hostile craft and downed one enemy plane.
"Upon rejoining his companion airplane, they were immediately attacked by three enemy fighters. Gies' furious attack sent one raider crashing and dispersed the two remaining enemy airplanes. His skill and determination further enabled Gies to fly his badly damaged plane back."

Died 2 July 1964
Buried West Salem, Salem, OR 97304, USA 5 July 1964

Restlawn Memory Gardens
West Salem
Polk County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Lot #32, Space 1


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