|Birth: ||Feb. 15, 1918|
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 1943, Greece|
1Lt David W. Carson was pilot of a B-17 bomber, tailnumber 42-3179. Both plane and crew belonged to the 99th Bomb Group, 347th Bomb Squadron. The bomber was flying back from a bombing mission in Greece and was heading for their base in North Africa.
The plane crash-landed north of Marina-di-Ragusa in Sicily.
Lt Carson and his crew were killed in the crash on 19 November 1943. All were buried in the temporary American GELA Cemetery in grave I-95-115. Date of burial was 21 Noveber 1943.
After the war his remains were repatriated and buried in the Melrose Cemetery in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.
Over 1,200 men and women were buried in the GELA Cemetery. (bio by: Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland)
Ira David Carson (1885 - 1971)
Anna Viola Horstman Carson (1890 - 1980)
Alma Edith Carson Masquelier (1916 - 1997)*
David Wayne Carson (1918 - 1943)
Ray Hunter Carson (1920 - 1996)*
Clyde Lester Carson (1922 - 1991)*
KIA, 1st LT, 347th BOMB SQ, AAF, ENLISTED 1-29-1942,
Plot: Section 2
Created by: RobMinteer57
Record added: Sep 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96979251
HE WAS A 1ST LIEUTENANT AND PILOT OF B-17 FLYING FORTRESS BOMBERS. ON HIS THIRD MISSION, FLYING OUT OF NORTH AFRICA, HE SURVIVED A CRASH LANDING ON THE ISLAND OF SARDINIA. ON HIS FOURTH MISSION HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION WHEN HIS PLANE WAS DAMAGED DURING A R...(Read more)|
Added: Feb. 17, 2016