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Lt. Edward L. Clark of West Allenhurst, NJ, enlisted on 23 July 1942 in Raleigh, NC. Assigned to the 368th Fighter Squadron on 25 March 1945 he flew two combat missions with the 359th Fighter Group before completing his tour of duty.

L-R: Lt. Edward L. Clark and Lt. Leon J. Levitt.

Connections

Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Edward Clark

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leon Levitt

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    On 3 April 1945 Levitt was part of a friendly fire incident where yellow flight engaged and fired upon P-51s of the 3rd Scouting Force, after mistaking them for enemy aircraft. Jan. -July 1945

Locations

  • East Wretham

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2019 13:41:25 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

L-R: Lt. Edward L. Clark and Lt. Leon J. Levitt.
Photo courtesy Leon Levitt.
Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg, 359th Fighter Group Historian.

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