Pilot Kenneth Leroy Carl

Pilot Kenneth Leroy Carl

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, June 18, 1961

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Kenneth Leroy Carl

Pilot Kenneth Carl was killed in an airplane accident near El Centro, California while assisting ground units search for two illegal aliens who were hiding in a field.

The ground units had tracked the two illegal aliens to the field, approximately three miles north of Mount Signal School and nine miles southwest of El Centro, during the overnight hours. At daybreak, Pilot Carl responded to the location and conducted several low flights above the field and assisted in locating one of the men.

As Pilot Carl conducted passes over a second field the light plane made a steep bank to the left and crashed. Pilot Carl suffered fatal injuries as a result.

Pilot Carl had served with the United States Border Patrol for eight years.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location California

aerial search, illegal alien

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Pilot Carl,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 18, 2021

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