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Robert F Carlgren

Military

Assigned to 22PRS, 7PRG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escorted recon mission to Madgeburg, escort and PR aircraft bounced, during egress from target, by 3 x Me262 jets, A/C hit in starboard engine, which was feathered but shortly after exploded. Baled out Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11167.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Post War: Discharged Dec-46 at rank of Major.

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. ...

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

  • 22nd Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-23603

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 22PRS, 7PRG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escorted recon mission to Madgeburg, escort and PR aircraft bounced, during egress from target, by 3 x Me262 jets, A/C hit in starboard engine, which was feathered but shortly after exploded....

Associated Place

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Texas, USA 28 November 1922
Lived in 1941
Enlisted Fort Worth, TX, USA 21 February 1943
Based Mount Farm 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 22PRS, 7PRG, 8AF USAAF.

Shot down Brunswick, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escorted recon mission to Madgeburg, escort and PR aircraft bounced, during egress from target, by 3 x Me262 jets, A/C hit in starboard engine, which was feathered but shortly after exploded. Baled out POW. MACR 11167.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 23 December 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Discharged United States 28 December 1946
Died Bexar County, TX, USA 25 February 1997
Buried Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX 78234, USA March 1997

Birth: Nov. 28, 1922
Death: Feb. 25, 1997

Note: MAJ US Army, World War II

Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2017 10:50:07 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/image/30324118
https://www.fold3.com/page/629254159_robert_carlgren%20%20(1922)/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/65378797_robert_carlgren/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=464137

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

7th Photo Recon Group Master Directory, 6 June 1996 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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