Accident and Missing Air Crew Reports

574th BOMB SQUADRON

ROLE: CO-PILOT

INDIVIDUAL CREW MEMBERS

Sources: AAIR, USAAFDATA, MACR, WWII AAF Casualty List, NARA (see resources page).


Assigned
Squadron Crew Year Month Role Name Rank Serial Status
575575000444w.cpCarpenter, Earl S.2/Lt.O689206
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Co-Pilot - no.2 on Stalnaker's wing. Stalnaker hit by FLAK. Smoke from right engine about 30 seconds before bombs dropped. He broke left, feathered right engine, and lost altitude. Capt. Mitchell called Stalnaker to say he would take over the lead. About 5 minutes later, he called Stalnaker to say he was trying to get him a fighter escort.
SOURCE: MACR 06649, 42-95821. 8 Jul 1944
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