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In Memory - Ken Carlson

World War II Ace

 
 
In Memory - Ken Carlson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 29, 2010
1. In Memory - Ken Carlson Marker
Inscription. 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"

 
Location. 40° 10.557′ N, 122° 14.113′ W. Marker is in Red Bluff, California, in Tehama County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Oak Street on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 555 Washington Street, Red Bluff CA 96080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. I.O.O.F. Odd Fellows Lodge No. 76 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter's Episcopal Church (about
Photo of Ken Carlson inset in marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, May 29, 2010
2. Photo of Ken Carlson inset in marker
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moore's Blacksmith Shop (approx. mile away); The First Christian Church (approx. mile away); William B. Ide Adobe - 1 Mile Marker (approx. one mile away); William B. Ide Adobe (approx. 1.5 miles away); Herbert S. Miles Safety Roadside Rest (approx. 5.4 miles away); Old Tehama County Jail (approx. 11.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Red Bluff.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a brick monument on the corner of Oak Street and Washington, in front of the Red Bluff City Hall.
 
Categories. HeroesWar, KoreanWar, World II
 
In Memory - Ken Carlson Marker - wide view, with the Red Bluff City Hall in the background image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 29, 2010
3. In Memory - Ken Carlson Marker - wide view, with the Red Bluff City Hall in the background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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