Carlton, Paul Kendall, Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
61-Air Commander
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1975-1977, 1st Strategic Aerospace Division
Service Years
1941 - 1977
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Home State
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Erie, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Destin, Florida

Date of Passing
Nov 23, 2009
 
Location of Interment
US Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Commander Combat Crew Headquarters Air Force

Air Force Retired AAFTTC Instructor Missileman (Senior)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Order of DaedaliansAir Force Association (AFA)
  2009, Order of Daedalians [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He had a very distinguished career in the USAAF and USAF.

His Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain (Air Corps) Paul Kendall Carlton (ASN: 0-789133), United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action while piloting a B-29 aircraft of the TWENTIETH Air Force, on a combat mission against enemy installations at Mukden, Manchuria, on 21 December 1944. The B-29 air craft piloted by Captain Carlton had just started its bombing run when it was struck by a heavy caliber anti-aircraft shell. As a result of the anti-aircraft shell, Captain Carlton's aircraft sustained extensive damage. In spite of the damage, Captain Carlton continued his bombing run and dropped his bombs on the target. Immediately after the bomb run, Captain Carlton's aircraft was subjected once again to severe and savage attacks by enemy aircraft and his aircraft sustained damage to instruments, oxygen supply and other vital parts of the aircraft. Disregarding the danger of fire as a result of gasoline flooding the bomb bay, and the hazards of flying at high altitude without oxygen, Captain Carlton, by courageous and gallant action and skillful piloting, maintained his aircraft in flight until he succeeded in landing in friendly territory. Captain Carlton's actions saved his crew from disaster and his aircraft from destruction, all in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Air Forces and reflecting great credit on himself and the XX Bomber Command.

General Orders: Headquarters, 20th Air Force, General Orders No. 24 (February 3, 1945)
Action Date: 21-Dec-44
Service: Army Air Forces
Rank: Captain
Regiment: XX Bomber Command
Division: 20th Air Force
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_K._Carlton
www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/107462/general-paul-k-carlton.aspx
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=27234 (photo is incorrect)
http://usafflagranks.com/paul_k_carlton_2.html
 

 
   
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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)794th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy468th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
509th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy15th Air ForceMilitary Air Transport Service (MATS)3rd Air Division
93rd Bombardment  Wing, Heavy4126th Strategic Wing379th Bombardment Wing, Medium305th Bombardment Wing, Medium
7th Air Force1st Strategic Aerospace Division
  1941-1942, M 0273, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1941-1947, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1942-1944, M 1091, USAAF Flying Training Command
  1944-1945, M 1024, 794th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1945, M 1024, 468th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
  1946-1949, M 1024, 509th Bombardment Group, Very Heavy
  1947-1950, 15th Air Force
  1950-1951, Military Air Transport Service (MATS)
  1950-1953, 3rd Air Division
  1955-1960, 93rd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1955-1960, 4126th Strategic Wing
  1960-1965, 379th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1965-1970, 305th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1965-1970, 7th Air Force
  1975-1977, 1st Strategic Aerospace Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
University of PittsburghOhio UniversityGeorge Washington UniversityNational War College
  1938-1939, University of Pittsburgh
  1939-1941, Ohio University
  1961-1962, George Washington University
  1961-1962, National War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  B-29 Superfortress  P-51/F-51 Mustang  F-84 Thunderjet  
B-50 Superfortress  B-47 Stratojet  B-36 Peacemaker  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
KC-135 Stratotanker  SM-68/HGM-25  Titan I  Missile  B-58 Hustler  HC-130 Hercules  
C-141 Starlifter  C-5 Galaxy  SR-71 Black Bird  
  1942-1944, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1944-1949, B-29 Superfortress
  1947-1948, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1948-1948, F-84 Thunderjet
  1949-1949, B-50 Superfortress
  1953-1957, B-47 Stratojet
  1956-1956, B-36 Peacemaker
  1957-1963, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1959-1965, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1961-1961, SM-68/HGM-25 Titan I Missile
  1963-1965, B-58 Hustler
  2003-2003, HC-130 Hercules
  2003-2003, C-141 Starlifter
  2003-2003, C-5 Galaxy
  2003-2003, SR-71 Black Bird
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