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Carl Fleming, Jr.

Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Hometown: Richmond City
Entered: November 23, 1940
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: March 24, 1945
Died In: Germany
Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal

Lieutenant Colonel Fleming served with the 700th Bomber Squadron, 445th Bomber Group, Heavy. On a mission to Kassel, Germany, the B-24 he was piloting was shot down by small arms fire. All crew members aboard were killed.

He was a John Marshall High School graduate and was employed by the Virginia Tractor Company as a salesman before the war. His brother, John Wilkinson Fleming, died in theater on November 17, 1943.

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