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1LT Fred Moody Carey

1LT Fred Moody Carey

Birth
Connecticut, USA
Death 20 Jun 1945 (aged 24)
Vietnam
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot J 0 14159
Memorial ID 82584167 · View Source
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Son of Fred J. & Elizabeth M. Carey.

Fred served as a First Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on a B-25J #43-27807, 11th Bomber Squadron, 341st Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Hartford County, Connecticut prior to the war.

Fred was "Killed In Action" when his B-25 crashed during a bombing run in IndoChina (Vietnam) during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the Schofield Mausoleum #2, Honolulu, Hawaii and was later repatriated here on July 12. 1949.

Service # O-766226

James C. Carey was also his Pilot and "Brother".

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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Crew of B-25J (#43-27807):

Aquino, Thomas, S/Sgt, Radio-Gunner, NY
Carey, Fred M., 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, CT
Carey, James C., 1st Lt, Pilot, CT
Doyle, George E., 1st Lt, Bombardier, NH
Dumont, Donald, S/Sgt, Gunner, MA
Franklin, Joseph L., 1st Lt, Navigator, NJ
Goodwin, George M., S/Sgt, Engineer-Gunner, PA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Article:

On 20 June 1945, Lt James C Carey was piloting 11th Bomb Squadron B-25J #43-27807 on a mission to attack and destroy multiple bridges in IndoChina (Vietnam). Lt Fred M Carey was his Co-Pilot, and his brother. In the course of performing a low-level bomb run, the aircraft appeared to go out of control and crash near the target, a railroad bridge at Quang Tri, IndoChina.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
  • Added: 29 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82584167
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Fred Moody Carey (7 Aug 1920–20 Jun 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82584167, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .