New England Air Museum
Thomas S. Carroll

 

Tom Carroll, High Wycombe, Summer, 1943

 

Recent Address:

67 Benedict Hill Road, New Canaan, CT 06840

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Thomas and Johanna; Wife: Caroline; Children: Jeffrey, Jeremiah, James, Matthew, Charles

Hometown:

Manhattan, New York, NY

Date Entered Service:

June, 1941

Service Number:

12028482, 0436762

Bomb Group:

40th

Squadron:

 

Location of Unit:

England (March, 1942)

Missions Flown:

3

Hump Missions Flown:

24

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

Service Schools Attended:

MIT Jun 1941-Feb 1942

Military Specialty(ies):

Meteorology

Rank Upon Discharge:

Lt. Col.

Crew Type:

 

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

January 13, 1946

Date Discharged from the 58th:

January 13, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Business Executive, President & CEO of Lever Bros, New York City

Comments:

In the spring of 1942, I went with the 97th Bomb Group (B-17s) to England. This was the first heavy U.S. bomber to arrive and we were warmly greeted. In the summer of 1942, I was transferred to the 8th Bomber Command at Wycombe Abbey, in High Wycombe.

My job was to forecast the weather over Europe for bombing raids. I was 23 years old at the time. In 1943, I went with the B-29s to China and India and we bombed Japan. Then the Marianas Islands were captured by the Marines and we moved to Tinian.

Mr. Carroll passed away February 1, 2010.

 

Tom Carroll, Tucson, AZ, Summer, 2003

 


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