SOLDIER’S PROFILE

Carroll,
John J

December 25, 1919 —

Air Force

55th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force

Theater of Operation: Europe

SOLDIER DETAILS

Served: Unknown

Killed in Action: No

Capt. John Carroll was a P38 Fighter Pilot, During an air mission November 29th, 1943, his Group was attacked by a "gaggle" of ME 109s, over Belgium. He was the Lone survivor but suffered a hit and had to bail out. Upon landing wounded in the hand, was captured by a German Patrol after spotting his landing, he was taken to Leewarden, Amsterdam, Dulag Luft interrogated then sent to Stalag luft One Barth Germany, where he remained until the end of the war. Camp was Liberated by Russian Troops.

Prisoner of War: Select One

Gender: Male

Birthplace

Detroit, MI,

This submission is honored by: Michael Carroll