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Carlton Frederick Giese

Military

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-32012 'Shark Tooth'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-P] Deenethorpe 5/3/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Erie County, NY 21 August 1920

Son of George C and Augusta M Geise.

Enlisted Buffalo, NY 22 June 1942

Buffalo, New York

Based Deenethorpe 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF Fort Dix, NJ 19 May 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Tonawanda, NY 23 May 1979

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2020 21:38:21 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/79858760
https://www.fold3.com/image/671632129
https://www.fold3.com/record/8321266-carlton-giese
https://www.fold3.com/record/86216100-carlton-f-giese
https://www.fold3.com/record/529124168-carlton-giese-1920

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=3593

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