2LT Willis Calvert Carlisle, Jr

2LT Willis Calvert Carlisle, Jr

Birth
Saratoga, Hardin County, Texas, USA
Death 25 Jul 1943 (aged 23)
Hamburg, Germany
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section N Site 4
Memorial ID 464373 · View Source
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2LT, US Army, World War II

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B-17 pilot assigned to 524th Bomb Sqn, 379th Bomb Grp, 8th AF. 11 x combat missions. Fatally wounded by fighter attack in B-17 42-29866 'Judy B' on Hamburg mission. Took deflected round in back (ricocheted off co-pilots seat). Crew fought of fighters and co-pilot returned A/C to base 25-Jul-43 Killed in Action (KIA). - Awarded Air Medal, Purple Heart [Posthumously].


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 464373
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Willis Calvert Carlisle, Jr (4 May 1920–25 Jul 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 464373, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .