Red Bluff in Tehama County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
In Memory - Ken Carlson
World War II Ace
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.
"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. Touch 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 Moore's Blacksmith Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Christian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); William B. Ide Adobe - 1 Mile Marker (approx. one mile away); William B. Ide Adobe (approx. 1½ miles away); Herbert S. Miles Safety Roadside Rest (approx. 5.4 miles away); Old Tehama County Jail (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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. • Heroes • War, Korean • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 775 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.