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Philip W Carroll




  • Robert Bryans

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252596 'Mammy Yokum. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 17 December 1919
Lived in New York, USA 1943
POW 78-220 Tychowo, Poland April 1944 – May 1945

Dulag Luft 12

Shot Down/WIA Brunswick, Germany 8 April 1944

Carroll was flying as waist gunner on this mission. A German fighter made a firing pass that wounded Carroll on his right hand between the thumb and index finger. All the flesh was ripped away. Due to loss of blood, Carroll passed out wearing only his parachute harness. The waist gunner, SSGT Edward Whaley picked up Carroll's chest pack parachute, strapped it on him, then picked the still unconscious man up and pitched him out of the waist window, while holding on to the D ring of Carroll's parachute. Carroll regained consciousness before reaching the ground and survived the incident.


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"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 59

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466th BG Archives - Letter of Commendation, HQ 4061st Air Refueling Wing - 25 June 1959