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Carl J Fyler

Military

Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-29498 'Dark Horse', Prisoner of War (POW).

Awards: POW

Service

People

  • Paul Kistulentz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    10 x missions with Stallings crew, 2 x with Fyler crew , last mission on 5 feb 44 with Watson crew.

  • George Molnar

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Carl Fyler crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Bremen in B-17 42-29498 'Dark Horse'; shot down 29-Nov-43. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1657 Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), BSM, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29498 'Mumsie' aka 'Dark Horse'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/12/42; Salina 11/1/43; Morrison 14/2/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-L] Thurleigh 2/3/43; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-D] Molesworth 25/9/43; 7m Missing in Action Bremen 29/11/43 with Capt Carl Fyler, Co-pilot: Bob Ward, Navigator:...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 140

    29 November 1943
    This is another massive raid on Bremen, Germany by a force of 360 B-17s. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 182 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 94BG (40); 95BG (20); 96BG (41); 100BG (20);...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 29 November 1943

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2020 21:00:36 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added a unit connection to the 8th AF

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2020 22:49:06 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations
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Added a connection to the 8th AF mission #140 for 29 Nov 1943.

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 18:35:00 jmoore43 Changes to highest rank
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Copied "Highest rank" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 18:33:20 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Added a S/N and a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 1 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to the A/C #42-29498 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 18:22:59 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1657, Roster

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