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Raymond S Carter

Military

Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Langenselbold A/D hit whilst strafing aircraft, set on fire and crashed at Altenstadt in P-38J 44-23177. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8565.

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 435th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Gaines County, TX, USA 12 January 1921
Lived in San Angelo, TX, USA 1941
Enlisted Houston, TX, USA 7 November 1941
Based Wattisham October 1943 – 5 September 1944

Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Wattisham, Ipswich IP7 7JY, UK 24 August 1944

Promoted to Major.

Died 63505 Langenselbold, Germany 5 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Langenselbold A/D hit whilst strafing aircraft, set on fire and crashed at Altenstadt in P-38J 44-23177. KIA MACR 8565.

Buried 63674 Altenstadt, Germany 6 September 1944

Interred
Altenstadt cemetery

Buried 1948

Re-Interred
Arlington National Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2017 19:44:40 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310952967?terms=Raymond%20S%20Carter
https://www.fold3.com/image/28675848
https://www.fold3.com/record/84776357-raymond-s-carter
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Carter&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Carter%2C+Raym...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/79382401/raymond-s-carter

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8565 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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