Samuel F. Carter

World War II
Service #34300380
Unit673rd Bomber Squadron, 417th Bomber Group, Light
RankStaff Sergeant U.S. Army Air Forces
Entered Service From North Carolina
Date of DeathMay 22 1945
Walls of the Missing
Purple Heart
Purple Heart

Staff Sgt. Carter was killed in an airplane crash and initially listed as Missing in Action with an Administrative Date of Death of May 23, 1945. Following the war, his remains were interred with the rest of the crew and buried in a group burial in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. His name is permanently listed on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.