2/Lt. Durwood D. Carson

338th FS - 17 August 1944 - 13 September 1944 (Prisoner of War)

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CL-A
P-51D 44-13607 "Marybelle III"

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
233 13 September 1944 Merseberg
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes ASN - O-826623
17 August 1944 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron
13 September 1944 - Prisoner of War
MACR No. 08665
1/Lt. John M. Wakeland reported: "We were in the vicinity of Eisenach, (Germany) when engaged by several Me-109s at 26,000 feet.  While chasing bandits Lt. Carson was on my wing, apparently OK.  He called me then telling me of trouble.  I could not understand what was wrong.  At that time the front flight got in a scrap and we had to break into a 109.  I did not see Lt. Carson after that.  I called him and thought I received an answer but could not understand it for sure.  The fight started after 1215 and I received Lt. Carson's call about 1318."

German J 2054 reported Lt. Carson's capture near crash site and that he was probably downed by a dogfight about 10 km W of Oberhof.  His Mustang's name was "Marybelle III".

Lt. Carson was imprisoned at Stalag Luft I, Barth.

Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble

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