Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Army 1
1922 1
Indiana 1

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Howard Carey 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
1922 1
Indiana 1
Place: Hamilton County, Indiana 1

World War II 1

Army 1
Enlistment Date:
26 May 1942 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
15095753 1
Enlistment Place:
la Fayette Indiana 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
Semiskilled foundry occupations, n.e.c. 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0183 1
Film Reel Number: 2.40 1

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To a Man-Among-Men. This man (Howard Carey) flew many Combat missions in WWII. Unfortunately he died as a young man in a U-2 jet crash defending our country after the great war. Few men have achieved what he accomplished in his short life. We all owe a great debt to this brave young man.Randy - Randy Manning

U-2 Pilot Howard Carey Remembered, Honored

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The U-2 plane's challenging flight characteristics and fragility resulted in the deaths of four Agency pilots. Here we look at the lives of these pilots: Wilburn S. Rose, Frank G. Grace, Howard Carey, and Eugene "Buster" Edens. ... On Sept. 17, 1956, pilot Howard Carey took off from Lindsey Air Force Base in Wiesbaden, Germany. His U-2 mysteriously disintegrated in mid-air, perhaps caused by the jet wash from four fighter aircraft nearby. Carey was less than three weeks shy of his 34th birthday when he died. ... Remembering CIA's Heroes: Agency Pilots in the U-2 Program. Currently, there are 87 stars carved into the marble of the CIA Memorial Wall. The wall stands as a silent, simple memorial to those employees "who gave their lives in the service of their country." The CIA has released the names of 54 employees; the names of the remaining 33 officers must remain secret, even in death. The CIA honored Rose, Grace, Carey, and Edens with stars on the CIA Memorial Wall in 1974. All four men served in the CIA's Directorate of Plans*. They are remembered for their bravery and dedication. Their names are included in the CIA Book of Honor. A memorial on Mt. Charleston overlooking Groom Lake is being planned to recognize all those lost.

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