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Paul K. Carlton


General Paul K. Carlton


Recent Address:

900 Gulf Shore Drive #205, Destin, FL 32541



Family Information:

Parents: R.W. and Helen; Son: Paul K., Jr.; Daughter: Dorothy.


Erie, PA

Date Entered Service:

September, 1941

Service Number:


Bomb Group:



793rd and 794th

Location of Unit:

Salina, KS (October, 1943)

Missions Flown:

35 - 350 combat hours in B-29, 750 hrs. in C-109.

Hump Missions Flown:



Mukden, China, Japan, Sumatra, Vietnam.


Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Citation Emblem with 2 Oak leaf Clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 6 Service Stars, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Service medal with Service Star, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Service Schools Attended:

September, 1941

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB

Rank Upon Discharge:

Four-Star General

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:

January, 1946

Date Discharged from the 58th:

April, 1977

Post-WWII Military Service:

SAC - 509th BW, Roswell, NM

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Director -- Missouri Pacific Corp.
Director -- Union Pacific Corp.
Consultant -- Lockheed Martin Corp. Until 1985

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

A very interesting World War and Post World War II career.


A biography of General Paul K. Carton's military career may be obtained from the 58th Bomb Wing Memorial office.

General Carlton passed away November 23, 2009 and is buried at the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO


Paul and Helen Carlton


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