Carson, Leonard Kyle, Sr., Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1945-1945, AAF MOS 1065, 362nd Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1942 - 1968
Officer Collar Insignia
Colonel

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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1923
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Carson, Leonard Kyle, Sr., Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Ayrshire, Iowa
Last Address
Westwood, California

Date of Passing
Mar 08, 1994
 
Location of Interment
Chester Cemetery - Chester, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Commander Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was a triple ace in WWII as he was credited with destroying 18.5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat.

Synopses of his Silver Star citations:
Awarded for actions during World War II
SYNOPSIS: Major (Air Corps) Leonard Kyle Carson (ASN: 0-742962), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action against the enemy as a P-51 Mustang Fighter Pilot of the 362d Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, EIGHTH Air Force, in action against the enemy in aerial combat in the European Theater of Operations His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, 8th Air Force, General Orders No. 28 (1945)

Service: Army Air Forces

Division: 8th Air Force

 

SYNOPSIS: Major (Air Corps) Leonard Kyle Carson (ASN: 0-742962), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star for gallantry in action against the enemy as a P-51 Mustang Fighter Pilot of the 362d Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, EIGHTH Air Force, in action against the enemy in aerial combat in the European Theater of Operations His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army Air Forces.

   
Other Comments:
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http://www.actionart.ca/index1k.htm
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight School362nd Fighter Squadron357th Fighter Group
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 362nd Fighter Squadron
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 357th Fighter Group
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1065, 362nd Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-39 Airacobra  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1943, P-39 Airacobra
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang7
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