CARLTON, FREDERICK SHERWIN, Sergeant, # 19100930, USAAF
Frederick S. Carlton was born on 6 May 1916 in Moyas Hill, California to Frederick “Fred” Carlton (1886-1973)(KS) and Violet M. (Sherwin) Carlton (1887-1966) (NE). Siblings included Marjory (Carlton) Wright (1913- ), Maxine (Carlton) Bradley (1914-1996), Robert Nichols Carlton (1917-2014), and Gordon Brown Carlton (1920-1993).
He enlisted in the USAAF 28 January 1943. He was trained in the maintenance and operation of the .50 caliber machineguns and other weapons on the B-29 and earned his crewman wings. On 11 November 1944, a B-29, # 42-6237, assigned to 20th Air Force, Kankulia, 40th Bomb Group, 25th Bomb Squadron, departed Pengshan, China, on a bombing mission to Nanking, China. At 0206 Zulu, the B-29 reported the # 4 engine was on fire when still over the target. He was last seen in Shimonoshenki, Japan, 13 September 1945. After liberation, he was treated then received an honorable discharge on 15 March 1946.
His brother, Gordon B. Carlton, born in 1920, enlisted in the U.S. Army on 30 October 1942. He died 5 January 1993.
His brother, Robert N. Carlton, born 20 October 1917, enlisted in the USAAF in 1941, flew the P-38 Lightning, and flew to England in Operation Bolero and the North African invasion, Operation Torch, 1942, during WW II. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He took part in the Berlin Airlift. He flew in the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Air Force, and is buried in the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California (62F 93).