Paul K. Carlton

General Paul K. Carlton
General Paul K. Carlton
Recent Address: 900 Gulf Shore Drive #205, Destin, FL 32541
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Family Info: Parents: R.W. and Helen; Son: Paul K., Jr.; Daughter: Dorothy
Hometown: Erie, PA
Date Entered Service: September, 1941
Service Number: 789-133
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 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:
Targets: Mukden, China, Japan, Sumatra, Vietnam
Awards: 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:
MOS: MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: Four-Star General
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Date Transferred from the 58th: January, 1946
Date Discharged: April, 1977
Post WWII 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 About the 58th: A very interesting World War and Post World War II career.
Comments: 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
Paul and Helen Carlton

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