Lt. Buell R. Clark enlisted at Patterson Field, OH, on 14 December 1942. Assigned to the 368th Fighter Squadron on 25 March 1945, he flew six combat missions with the 359th Fighter Group before ending his tour of duty and returning home to Winchester, IN, in September 1945.
The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...
Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.
Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).
Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Post war: Remained in USAF, killed in fatal crash in F-80C 44-85342 in a thunderstorm 22-May-55.
Military site : airfield
East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...