WWII P-47 Pilot Remains Found

Remains of WWII P-47 Pilot found in Germany.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson

Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson, 24, of Flushing, New York, will be buried August 4 in Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. On Dec. 23, 1944, Carlson was a P-47 pilot with the 62nd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, Eighth Air Force, and was shot down south of Bonn, Germany, during an air battle between American and German pilots. His wingman believed that Carlson had bailed from the plane; however, German officials reported finding and burying Carlson’s remains at the crash site near Buschhoven, Germany.

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