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Carl H Larson
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1918
Death: Apr. 9, 1975

Co Pilot 2nd/Lt Carl H. Larson POW DFC
Hometown Livermore Iowa
Squadron: 566th BS 389th Bomb Group
Pilot 1/Lt Melvin E. Neef, POW

Target: Campina, Rumania - Ploesti
389th BG Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 159
Date Lost: 1-Aug-43
Serial Number: 42-40115
Aircraft Model B-24D-30-CO
Aircraft Letter: A-
Name: BOOMERANG
Location: 80 miles SSW of Campina, Romania
Cause: AA 11 POW

2nd/Lt Later Lt/Colonel Larson participated in "Operation Tidal wave one of the most daring raids of WW2. Coming in at tree top level the Sky Scorpions destroy the Steaua Romana oil refinery. The refinery does not produce oil for six months. The 389th earns Presidential Unit Citation, all of the crews receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, The 389th BG loses six aircraft on this mission.

The Boomerang is shot down and crash lands after the target with Command Pilot Major Yeager aboard. All 11 crew members are made POW's in Romania until Liberated by the Russians.

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Note: LTC, US Air Force, World War II, Korea, Vietnam
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section AA Site 805
 
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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