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PostPosted: 06/04/2013 09:39:52    Post subject: Carswell Jr. Horace Seaver Reply with quote

Carswell Jr. Horace Seaver

Horace est né le 18 juillet 1916 à Fort Worth (Turrant County au Texas).
Etudiant au Texas A&M University en 1935, puis diplômé du Texas Christian University en 1939.
L'année suivante, il s'engage dans l'Army Air Force.
En novembre 1940, il est breveté pilote et promu 2nd Lt.
Puis il est instructeur à la base de Randolph puis celle de Goodfellow.
En février 1942, il est promu 1st Lt.
Il suit les cours à l'Army Air Forces Combat Crew School à la base d'Hendricks Field.
Une fois terminée sa formation, il est instructeur à Davis Morthan Field (Arizona) puis à Biggs Field au Texas.
En décembre 1942, promu capitaine.
En janvier 1943, il rejoint le 356th Bomb Squadron à Clovis Army Air Field.
En avril 1943, il est promu major.
En avril 1944, il est transféré comme pilote et officier d'opération au 308th Bomb Group opérant dans le Pacifique.
Le 26 octobre 1944, au cours d'une attaque de convoi en mer de Chine, il est tué à la suite de l'écrasement de son B-24 endommagé par la DCA japonaise. Pour son action ce jour là, on lui attribut la médaille d'Honneur à titre posthume le 4 février 1946.
Fort Worth Army Air Field est rebaptisé Carswell Air Force Base le 27 février 1947.

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"Major Horace S. Carswell Jr., piloted a B-24 bomber in a one-plane strike against a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea on the night of 26 October 1944. Taking the enemy force of 12 ships escorted by at least 2 destroyers by surprise, he made one bombing run at 600 feet, scoring a near miss on one warship and escaping without drawing fire. He circled and, fully realizing that the convoy was thoroughly alerted and would meet his next attack with a barrage of antiaircraft fire, began a second low-level run which culminated in two direct hits on a large tanker. A hail of steel from Japanese guns, riddled the bomber, knocking out two engines, damaging a third, crippling the hydraulic system, puncturing one gasoline tank, ripping uncounted holes in the aircraft, and wounding the copilot; but by magnificent display of flying skill, Major Carswell controlled the airplane's plunge toward the sea and carefully forced it into a halting climb in the direction of the China shore. On reaching land, where it would have been possible to abandon the staggering bomber, one of the crew discovered that his parachute had been ripped by flak and rendered useless. The pilot, hoping to cross mountainous terrain and reach a base, continued onward until the third engine failed. He ordered the crew to bail out while he struggled to maintain altitude and, refusing to save himself, chose to remain with his comrade and attempt a crash landing. He died when the airplane struck a mountainside and burned. With consummate gallantry and intrepidity, Major Carswell gave his life in a supreme effort to save all members of his crew. His sacrifice, far beyond that required of him, was in keeping with the traditional bravery of America's war heroes."

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PostPosted: 06/04/2013 18:57:19    Post subject: Carswell Jr. Horace Seaver Reply with quote

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