Carlson, Charles Edward, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 56th Fighter Group
Service Years
1941 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New York City area, NY
Last Address
RAF Boxted, Essex, England

Casualty Date
Dec 23, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery - Annville, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 34 SITE 542

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 Unit Assignments
62nd Fighter Squadron  - Spikes56th Fighter Group
  1944-1944, M 1055, 62nd Fighter Squadron - Spikes
  1944-1944, 56th Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He and his wingman were attacked be an enemy Me109 while on a recon mission. He and the 109 got into a head-on duel and both aircraft caught fire. The German pilot bailed out but Lt. Carlson was not able to before his aircraft crashed.
His remains were not recovered at the time and he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at the Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium. However, his remains were recovered and ID'd in 2016 and 2017 and buried at Indiantown Gap on Aug 4, 2017..
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
Enlistment record
http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1046038/airman-missing-from-world-war-ii-identified-carlson/
https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery-ardennes-c/46419-carlson-charles-e 
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56357463 
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=175211342
http://www.miaproject.net/mia-search-recoveries/charles-carlson/ 
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/25601 
https://www.abmc.gov/node/544500#.WXqQUcbGwUM 
http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=69778 
https://www.ancestry.com/
https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1262429/airman-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-carlson/
   
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