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Carl John Gjelhaug

Military

Carl Gjelhaug served as a pilot with the 707th Bomb Squadron of the 446th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Bungay, England. He arrived in England November 1944
right out of training and departed July 1945. He left the Army Air Corp after the war, got his BA at Georgetown University, Washington DC and came back in the Air Force in time for the Korean War. He retired in 1978 from March AFB in Riverside, California, after having served primarily in 8th Air Force.

Service

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

  • Flixton, Suffolk

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, DC, USA 3 February 1924
Enlisted Miami Beach, FL, USA 4 February 1943
Died Riverside, CA, USA 4 February 2008
Buried Riverside, CA, USA

Riverside National
Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2018 18:16:26 Sandra Changes to biography
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Family history, Sandra Gjelhaug Byrnes.

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2018 10:30:56 Sandra Changes to media associations
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family collection

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2017 08:48:11 Lucy May Changes to biography, unit associations and place associations
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Added connections from info in caption of image FRE 1745:
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/1136

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2015 12:52:35 Sandra Changes to events
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Death certificate.

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 18:03:14 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 6-Feb-2015. Deleted duplicate blank enlistment events.

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 17:04:00 Sandra Changes to nickname and service number
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Military records

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2015 15:24:43 Sandra Changes to events
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Death Certificate and tombstone

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2015 15:22:39 Sandra Changes to events
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Enlistment record

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2015 15:19:42 Sandra Changes to events
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Birth Certificate

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2015 15:15:50 Sandra Changes to awards and events
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Birth and Death Certificates

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2015 13:12:03 Sandra Changes to middlename, nickname, highest rank, role and awards
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DD 214

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 / Page 276 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Co, 1998 edition

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