Friday, April 22, 2011

U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Thornton L. Carlough: Memoir of WWII experiences and rescue by the Mihailovich Chetniks

Lt. Thornton L. Carlough

Veterans History Project
Central Connecticut State University

Thornton L. Carlough

Born: 09/29/1920

Died: 04/05/2008

Branch: U.S. Army Air Corps.

War Served: WWII

Rank: Lieutenant

Served In: Italy; Eastern Europe (Balkans)


Veterans History Project Digital Archive

Title: Audio recording of Thornton L. Carlough, memoir of war experiences recorded [200?]

Description: Audio recording of an oral memoir by Thornton Carlough. Carlough recounts the story of his military service in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a co-pilot on the "Lucky Strike" in the 460th Bomber Group stationed in Italy. On April 15, 1944 his crew was forced to parachute out of the plane as it went down following a mission. Carlough ended up in Bulgaria, as a POW, before escaping with one of his crewmates into Yugoslavia. There the Chetniks (a political group loyal to the monarchy) assisted him in travelling across Yugoslavia to avoid being captured by the Germans. During the interview, Carlough describes in great detail his experiences as a POW, as well as his experiences with the Chetniks. He returned home and was discharged in 1945.

Coverage: 1943-1945

Date Original: [200?]

Digital Format: audio/x-ms-wma

Duration: 01:52:08

Contributors: Carlough, Thornton L.

Software: Windows Media Player required for viewing

Access Restrictions and Permissions: No access restrictions. For permission to reproduce contact Central Connecticut State University, Center for Public Policy and Social Research at (860) 832-2976

Image Identifier: VHP2009.37

Creator/Owner: Carlough, Thornton L.

War or Conflict: World War II, 1939-1945

Branch of Service: United States. Army Air Corps

Unit of Service: 460th Bombardment Group. 761st Squadron.

Rank: Lieutenant

Status: Veteran

Subject: Vietnam War, 1961-1975-Personal narratives, American
Veterans -- Connecticut
Prisoners of war
World War II, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Yugoslavia

Geographic Location: Yugoslavia, Italy, Bulgaria

Publisher: Central Connecticut State University. Center for Public Policy and Social Research

Language: English

Relation: Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Type of Resource: Moving image

Citation: Thornton L. Carlough Papers. VHP2009/37. Veterans History Project; Central Connecticut State University, Center for Public Policy and Social Research.

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