|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 1990|
Carson was the eldest of two known children born to Mary Jackson and Carson W. Minard. After attending Ohio State University, he entered the U.S. Army on 8 Aug 1942. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant after graduating from Navigation School and became a B-17 navigator assigned to the ETO. Before his discharge in 1945, He attained the rank of Captain and received several decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with five Oakleaf Clusters and the Presidential Unit Citation.
During the war years, Carson married Betty J. Boyer, a hometown girl, and they had several children before her death in April 1986. He married Lewyn Ascher Quinn, a widow, in 1987.
A PERSONAL NOTE: Lieutenant Minard was the navigator of the B-17 on which my brother, Eugene V. Oxford, was the Bombardier. The aircrew trained together in the U.S. and then ferried a B-17 to the U.K. in March 1944. They were assigned to the 524th Bomb Sq, 379th Bomb Gp, 8th Air Force at Kimbolton, England. Lieutenant Minard flew fourteen missions with this aircrew (13 Apr 1944 to 27 May 1944) after which he became the Navigator on Lead aircraft during the bombing missions. The heroism of our "Finest Generation" cannot be overstated.
Carson Wilbur Minard (1896 - 1980)
Mary Jackson Minard (1899 - 1987)
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: David Oxford
Record added: Apr 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50876083
Dewey Bruce Glenn
Added: Dec. 6, 2015
Added: May. 27, 2015
Dear Cpt. Jack, Thank you for keeping our nation safe for future generations. Your generation is "America's Greatest Generation" and I am grateful every day for my freedom, but so sad to see each of you passing on to your just rewards in Heaven. You are t...(Read more)|
Kathie L. Webb Blair
Added: Jun. 14, 2014
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