|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1926|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1945, Germany|
Carl served as a Sergeant & Ball Turret Gunner on B-17G (#43-38072), 848th Bomber Squadron, 490th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
He resided in Wyandotte County, Kansas prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on February 18, 1944 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.
Carl was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was rammed
by an ME-262 jet fighter, and the bomber was cut in half, with the tail section separating relatively intact, allowing the rear gunner, Sgt. Craig M. Bennett, to parachute to the ground where he was taken as a POW and survived the war.
Carl was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on August 24, 1950.
Service # 17136856
( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Airmen who perished on B-17G (#43-38072):
Black, Frederick L ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Kansas
Butterfield, James R ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, Utah
Elie, Joseph T ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, Maine
Farkas, Joseph M ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, New Jersey
Kennedy, Lloyd E ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, New Jersey
Lennon, Charles C ~ Sgt, Gunner, New York
Schultz, John J 1st Lt, Pilot, Maryland
Sten, Carl E ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Kansas
( Crew Report by: Tim Cook )
Kansas; Sergeant, 8 Air Force
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Plot: Section H, site 63
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3665132
Added: Jun. 2, 2015
NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Kansas, State At Large...Killed In Action...850th Bomb Squadron, 490th Bomb Group...Re-interred on 08/24/1950...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.|
Added: May. 29, 2015