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Chester Carr

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Chester Carr served in the US Army Air Corp during WWII. He was part of the original group and the Engineer aboard the B-24 Lambsey Divey 491st Bomb Group flying many bombing missions over France and Germany. He and his crew stood down when the Lambsey Divey took flak and went down September 12, 1944.

**ACTIVITY DURING WWII **

** TECHNICAL SERGEANT WITH THE 853RD BOMBARDMENT GROUP. SERVED IN AIR CAMPAIGNS IN NORMANDY, NORTHERN FRANCE, AND EUROPE. RECEIVED 3 BRONZE STARS, 5 BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTERS, DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS AND A 491ST BOMBARDMENT GROUP (H) CERTIFICATE OF VALOR 'ISSUED APRIL 8, 1945'. SERVED ON THE B-24 LIBERATOR NAMES 'LAMBSY DIVEY' AND IN OVER 35 MISSIONS DURING THE WAR. GUNNER ON A B-52 DURING HIS YEARS OF SERVICE. **

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People

  • Waymond Baker

    Military | 491st Bomb Group

  • Hassel Blaylock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    RTD Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel on 7/21/44 in B-24 42-51218.

  • Andrew Bouchard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    RTD Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel on 7/21/44 in B-24 42-51218.

  • Chester Carr

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    RTD Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel on 7/21/44 in B-24 42-51218

  • Chester Carr

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Engineer B-24 | 491st Bomb Group
    Chester Carr served in the US Army Air Corp during WWII. He was part of the original group and the Engineer aboard the B-24 Lambsey Divey 491st Bomb Group flying many bombing missions over France and Germany. He and his crew stood down when the Lambsey...

  • George Cotnoir

    Military | 491st Bomb Group

  • Morris Counts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    RTD Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel on 7/21/44 in B-24 42-51218.

  • Sig Liebfeld

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel in B-24 #42-51218

  • Francisco Mercado

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Francisco Mercado, Jr. (February 17, 1920 – September 23, 2005) was a member of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross who earned his membership to the exclusive “Caterpillar Club” having saved his...

  • Peter Perhach

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    RTD Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel on 21-Jul-44 in B-24 42-51218

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  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-40170 Lambsy Divey

    B-24 Liberator
    The original crew of LAMBSY DIVEY are listed below. They did their final training in this plane and flew it to England in 1944. ...

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Date Contributor Update
26 October 2020 23:41:25 Jazzkids Changes to service number and role
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family records of Uncle Chester Carr Service

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2020 23:39:43 Jazzkids Changes to person associations
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Family Member Records of Uncle Chester Carr

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2020 23:17:25 Jazzkids Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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