Thomas S. Carroll

Tom Carroll, High Wycombe, Summer, 1943
Tom Carroll, High Wycombe, Summer, 1943
Recent Address: 67 Benedict Hill Road, New Canaan, CT 06840
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Family Info: 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
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Location of Unit: England (March, 1942)
Missions Flown: 3
Hump Missions: 24
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Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Service Schools: MIT Jun 1941-Feb 1942
MOS: Meteorology
Rank Upon Discharge: Lt. Col.
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Date Transferred from the 58th: January 13, 1946
Date Discharged: January 13, 1946
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Business Executive, President & CEO of Lever Bros, New York City
Thoughts About the 58th: 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.
Comments: Mr. Carroll passed away February 1, 2010.
Tom Carroll, Tucson, AZ, Summer, 2003
Tom Carroll, Tucson, AZ, Summer, 2003

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