2/Lt. John J. Carroll


(Robert M. Littlefield)

2/Lt. John J. Carroll

38th FS - 20 April 1943 - 29 November 1943 (Prisoner of War)

Assigned Aircraft

P-38H "FOB Detroit" (short for Factory Ordered Bought Detroit)
P-38H 42-67090

Mission History

9 Missions

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
03 17 October 1943 Sweep-Dutch Islands (Blue 4)(Had engine trouble at French coast and returned home alone, landing at 1800.)
07 22 October 1943 Cambrai (White 2)
n/a (Aborted) 30 October 1943 n/a (Red 4)
09 03 November 1943 Wilhelmshaven (Red 4)
10 05 November 1943 Gelsenkirchen (White 2)(Had engine trouble and returned, landing at 1350)
13 10 November 1943 Montdidier Airdrome (Blue 2)
15 13 November 1943 Bremen (Blue 2)
n/a (Practice) 18 November 1943 n/a (White 2)
16 25 November 1943 Sweep - Lille Area(Red 2)
17 26 November 1943 Bremen (Red 2)
18 29 November 1943 Bremen (Red 2)
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes Born in Detroit, Michigan, 25th December 1919
ASN - O-743313
20 April 1943 - Assigned to the 38th Fighter Squadron as a Trainee
01 June 1943 - Assigned to 'C' Flight
29 July 1943 - Granted nine day leave of absence
29 November 1943 - Missing in Action
MACR No. 01431
Became a Prisoner of War in Stalag Luft 1.  Imprisoned in North 1 - Barrack 9 - Room 12, in the roommates section
Retired with the rank of Capt. after returning home to the US.

Passed away on 11th June 2003

Awards
Memories John Carroll tells his story.  Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble
   

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