John Jackson has shared incredible footage of a C-47 flypast this summer at the burial of World War 2 Veteran Karl “Karo” Peters. In honor of Karl Peters, the C-47 flew two flypasts over the cemetery, once tipping his wing and low above the ground.
Karl Peters was born on March 17, 1920, and graduated from Cameron College in 1941. After attaining his pilot’s license, Karl entered the Army Air Corps soon after. During his service, he piloted a C-47, B-25, and P-38 aircraft panning five battles (Northern Solomon’s, Bismarck Sea, New Guinea, Western Pacific, and Leyte Gulf) while serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Theater. Karl Peters ended his career at the rank of Major.
He also became the most decorated member of the Army Air Corps’ 13th Troop Carrier Squadron. After being awarded the Air Medal eight times, the Distinguished Flying Cross, WWII Victory Medal, and a Citation for Meritorious Achievements in Aerial Operations presented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Karl Peters was buried at Faxon Cemetery on August 23, 2018, after passing away on August 18th.
If anyone has a photograph of Karl “Karo” Peters in uniform, please, feel free to share.