1LT John Leavitt Carter

1LT John Leavitt Carter

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 2 Jul 1944 (aged 24)
Montbray, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA
Plot Blk 6 Range 3 Lot Adj 2 (owner Geo W Carter & et al)
Memorial ID 23418348 View Source
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1940 MI Census Jackson Co Summit Twp
George M Carter Head M 55 Michigan
Barbara L Carter Wife F 45 Massachusetts
John L Carter Son M 19 Ohio
Barbara D Carter Daughter F 18 Ohio

9 Jul 2016
A French couple (M/M Harel) are working to erect a memorial in their small town to honor an American fighter pilot who crashed while fighting on July 2, 1944 (see pics of the event). The pilot, John Carter, was killed along with seven French civilians. Initially he was buried in a temporary US military cemetery, but was repatriated at the request of the family in 1948 – 1949. He was finally buried in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.


9th Air Force 386 Group 396 Pt B Squadron-Basic Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart-Killed in Action St Lo. France

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burial 10 Sep 1948


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