In Memory - Ken Carlson

In Memory - Ken Carlson (HMR1X)

Location: Red Bluff, CA 96080 Tehama County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 10.557', W 122° 14.113'

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World War II Ace

Ken went to war against the Germans with the American Eagle Squadron in 1940. He became an ace before the U.S.A. entered the war against Germany.

He shot down 13 German aircraft in the war torn skies over England and France in World War II. Ken was shot down twice by ground fire while strafing German air fields. Each time he escaped and made his way through the "French Underground" back to England. Two days later he was fighting the Germans.

In Korea, Ken was the first man to shoot down a Russian Mig jet with an obsolete P-51 fighter.

A bomb hung up in the same fighter and blew up on landing, tearing the P-51 apart.

May God Bless This Boy
"Who once did so much for America - and for all of us"
HM NumberHMR1X
Historical Period20th Century, WW II
Historical PlaceGov Building
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Condition
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:43am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 565114 N 4447566
Decimal Degrees40.17595000, -122.23521667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 10.557', W 122° 14.113'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 10' 33.4200" N, 122° 14' 6.7800" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 Oak St, Red Bluff CA 96080, US
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I Saw The Marker

It is on the SE corner of Oak St. and Washington in front of City Hall.

Jul 13, 2016 at 5:10pm PDT by spue023

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