SOLDIER’S PROFILE

Carroll,
John J

December 25, 1919 —

Branch of Service: Air Force

Unit: 55th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force

Theater of Operation: Europe

Birthplace: Detroit, MI

Killed in Action: No

Prisoner of War: Select One

Gender: Male

SERVICE YEARS: Unknown

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.

Submission Honored By: Michael Carroll