Carlton, Robert M., TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 177-Radio Operator
Last AFSC Group
Signal (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, POW Germany
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
Malden, MA

Date of Passing
Feb 23, 2010
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Communications Specialist


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 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
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Last Known Activity
From Patriot Guard Riders:

25 Feb 2010 7:25 PM
 
updated 25 FEB 10 0824 hrs pdt towman95



   --------Final Itinerary--------
 
        STAGING TIME:  9:00 - 9:30 AM Saturday 6 March 2010
 
        BRIEFING:   9:30 AM, after which we will proceed to form a flag line
 
        All other information can be found in the post below
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Howard Shrut
MA State Captain
Patriot Guard Riders
hshrut@rcn.com


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        The family of WWII Veteran Bob M. Carlton has requested our presence at the funeral of their beloved one.
        Bob was a US Army Air Force WWII veteran. Lying about his age, he enlisted and served as a Tech Sergeant radio operator and gunner aboard B24's flying missions out of England. On his 30th mission he was shot down over Germany, captured and imprisoned in a POW camp. He later escaped and made his way to Paris.
 
        There will be a grave side ceremony only.
 
        LOCATION:  Puritan Lawn Memorial Park
                185 Lake Street
                Peabody, MA 01960
 
 
 
        STAGING: At the memorial park (cemetery)
 
        STAGING TIME:     TBA    on Saturday 6 March 2010
       
        For planning purposes, the grave side service is scheduled for 10:00 AM.
 
 
        Ride Captain: Grace Washburn  nermal1@comcast.net
 
 
Howard Shrut
MA State Captain
   
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World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
The European-Mediterranean-Middle East Theater was a major theater of operations during the Second World War (between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946). The vast size of Europe, Mediterranean and Middle East theatre saw interconnected naval, land, and air campaigns fought for control of the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. The fighting in this theatre lasted from 10 June 1940, when Italy entered the war on the side of Germany, until 2 May 1945 when all Axis forces in Italy surrendered. However, fighting would continue in Greece – where British troops had been dispatched to aid the Greek government – during the early stages of the Greek Civil War.

The British referred to this theatre as the Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre (so called due to the location of the fighting and the name of the headquarters that controlled the initial fighting: Middle East Command) while the Americans called the theatre of operations the Mediterranean Theatre of War. The German official history of the fighting is dubbed 'The Mediterranean, South-East Europe, and North Africa 1939–1942'. Regardless of the size of the theatre, the various campaigns were not seen as neatly separated areas of operations but part of one vast theatre of war.

Fascist Italy aimed to carve out a new Roman Empire, while British forces aimed initially to retain the status quo. Italy launched various attacks around the Mediterranean, which were largely unsuccessful. With the introduction of German forces, Yugoslavia and Greece were overrun. Allied and Axis forces engaged in back and forth fighting across North Africa, with Axis interference in the Middle East causing fighting to spread there. With confidence high from early gains, German forces planned elaborate attacks to be launched to capture the Middle East and then to possibly attack the southern border of the Soviet Union. However, following three years of fighting, Axis forces were defeated in North Africa and their interference in the Middle East was halted. Allied forces then commenced an invasion of Southern Europe, resulting in the Italians switching sides and deposing Mussolini. A prolonged battle for Italy took place, and as the strategic situation changed in southeast Europe, British troops returned to Greece.

The theatre of war, the longest during the Second World War, resulted in the destruction of the Italian Empire and altered the strategic position of Germany resulting in numerous German divisions being deployed to Africa and Italy and total losses (including those captured upon final surrender) being over half a million. Italian losses, in the theatre, amount to around to 177,000 men with a further several hundred thousand captured during the process of the various campaigns. British losses amount to over 300,000 men killed, wounded, or captured, and total American losses in the region amounted to 130,000.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Feb 24, 2016
   
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  • Ananian, Stephen Carnig, 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Backstrom, Carl Joseph, TSgt, (1942-1945)
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