Biography of Eugene T. Carson

Lt.Col, Flight Engineer/Gunner, 560th Bmb Sqdn, 388th Bmb Grp, 8th AF/327th Sqn, 92nd Bmb Grp

Copyright 1999 Eugene Carson, All Rights Reserved

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Book Summary:

This is no run-of-the-mill WWII book. It is the exciting story of a cook in the Army Air Corps. It tells of his unauthorized move from the kitchen to life as an aerial gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress in the unfriendly skies of Europe in 1943 to 1945. You will laugh cry and share in his life as he fights for his country while snatching moments of relief and love between missions. For those who were there it will bring back memories. For others, it will tell what it was like for grandfathers, fathers and uncles.

Author's Bio:

Eugene T. Carson lives in Kaneohe, Hawaii. "Wing Ding", his first book tells the story of his life as an aerial gunner through sixty mission on a B-17 Flying Fortress with the 8th Air Force during the 1943 -1945 air war over Europe. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel Regular Army late November 1971 after service in Korea and Vietnam. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters and the Purple Heart with one oak leaf cluster.

----- Gene Carson

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B17 Tail Gunner Position, Photo of Eugene T. Carson, 506th Bmb Squadron, 388th Bmb Group

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