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Carl Allen Cary

Military

Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) glider tow mission to Eindhoven, Holland. Hit by flak in port engine and wing, left formation released glider from tow and went into dive from which it did not recover. Crashed Retie, Belgium. Killed in Action (KIA). 19-Sep-44. MACR 9902.

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • James Lawhorn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) glider tow mission to Eindhoven, Holland. Hit by flak in port engine and wing, left formation released glider from tow and went into dive from which it did not recover. Crashed Retie, Belgium...

  • Richard Rockwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief / Engineer | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) glider tow mission to Eindhoven, Holland. Hit by flak in port engine and wing, left formation released glider from tow and went into dive from which it did not recover. Crashed Retie, Belgium...

Aircraft

  • 42-100770 'Little Jo'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Belonged to the 89th Troop Carrier Squadron of the 438th Troop Carriers Group that was at the start of the D-Day invasion, dropping the 101st Airborne at Drop Zone A near St. Mere-Eglise. Later took part in the Southern France invasion and Operation...

Associated Place

  • Greenham Common

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Le Flore County, OK, USA 6 September 1921
Lived in Heavener, OK 74937, USA 1941
Enlisted 25 May 1942
Based Greenham Common 1943 – 19 September 1944

Assigned to 89TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Died 2470 Retie, Belgium 19 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) glider tow mission to Eindhoven, Holland. Hit by flak in port engine and wing, left formation released glider from tow and went into dive from which it did not recover. Crashed Retie, Belgium. KIA. 19-Sep-44. MACR 9902.

Buried 2470 Retie, Belgium 20 September 1944

Interred
Retie cemetery
Belgium

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Heavener, OK 74937, USA 1949

Re-Interred
Memorial Park Cemetery
Heavener
Le Flore County
Oklahoma, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2017 17:47:28 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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