Westworth Village in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Horace Seaver Carswell, Jr.
Major, United States Army Air Corps
In 1940, Carswell enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Flying Cadet. He undertook Primary Flight Training in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and at Randolph Field (San Antonio), and Advanced Flying Training at Kelly Field (San Antonio). Upon receiving his wings in November 1940 he served at Randolph Field and Goodfellow Field (San Angelo) where he met and later married Virginia Ede in October 1941. Two months later the U.S. entered World War II.
Carswell served in stateside assignments until April 1944, when he was transferred to the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations and to the 374th Bombardment Squadron, 308th Bombardment Group. Major Carswell commanded a unit of radar-equipped B-24J bombers at Liuchow, China. On October 26, 1944, he led a nighttime interdiction mission over the South China Sea. While attacking an enemy convoy, his aircraft was severely damaged by Japanese anti-aircraft fire. Carswell nursed his aircraft to the China coast
Erected 2016 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18384.)
Location. 32° 45.774′ N, 97° 25.228′ W. Marker is in Westworth Village, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from Pumphrey Drive 0.2 miles north of Westworth Boulevard (State Highway 183), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker stands within Airfield Falls Conservation Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Pumphrey Dr, Fort Worth TX 76114, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Worth Army Air Field (here, next to this marker); Curzon Place (approx. Camp Bowie Boulevard (approx. 2.7 miles away); Camp Bowie in World War I (approx. 2.7 miles away); Midnight (approx. 3.3 miles away); Herbert M. Hinckley (approx. 3.4 miles away); Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (approx. 3½ miles away); Raymond C. Morrison (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Categories. • War, World II •
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