2/Lt. Durwood D. Carson
338th FS - 17 August 1944 - 13 September 1944 (Prisoner of War)
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.
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