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Major Horace S. Carswell, Jr., USAAF (October 26, 1944)

Horace Seaver Carswell, Jr. was born in Fort Worth, Texas on July 18, 1916. He enlisted as an aviation cadet in the United States Army Air Corps in early 1940, and later that year received his pilot’s wings and his commission as a Second Lieutenant.

On October 26, 1944 as a Consolidated B-24 Liberator pilot with the United States Army Air Forces374th Bombardment Squadron of the 308th Bombardment Group, then-Major Carswell refused to abandon two members of his crew who couldn’t bail out of their damaged bomber over the South China Sea.

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