|Title||William J. Carraro, Jr.|
|Collection||William J. Carraro, Jr. Photograph Collection|
Photograph strip with two images of William J. Carraro, Jr. in jacket and tie as a young man, ca. 1940s.
William J. Carraro, Jr. was born in 1919, Louisville, Kentucky to parents William J. Carraro, Sr. and Wilhemina Carraro. He attended St. Xavier High School and then the University of Louisville for two years. He worked at Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. in Louisville before he enlisted in the Air Corps in April of 1942.
He completed his training at the Army Air Force Navigation School in Hondo, Texas in April 1943. Carraro trained as a navigator for a B-24 Bomber, one of the biggest planes during World War II. In the following months he completed his flight training at bases in Arizona, Wyoming, and Kansas. He was sent to England to fight in September of 1943 and began to fly missions over Germany. On January 7, 1944, Carraro's plane was shot down over Western France and Carraro and four of his crew members died in the crash. Carraro is buried in Epimal, France in a World War II graveyard. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.
William J. Carraro, Jr. Photograph Collection_014PC12
World War II
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