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Ivan Clark Jr

Military

Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 42-31084. Killed in Action (KIA).

DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

Service

People

  • Kenneth Eccleston

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #4231084. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30193 Hard Luck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Sioux City 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 14/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 15/6/43. ...

  • 42-30362

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Dow Fd 1/7/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 7/7/43; Missing in Action Beaumont Sur Oise 9/9/43 with Adalbert Porter, Harry Thompson, Vernon Adams, John Moffitt, John Ash, Ralph Mallicote,...

  • 42-31084

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 9/10/43; Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Ken Eccleston, Co-pilot: Pete Schou, Navigator: John Dorsett, Bombardier: Tom Tollin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Molinari, Radio...

  • 42-3291 Miss Mac

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30/4/43; Dow Fd 13/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 14/6/43; on training mission 12/7/44 with Major Boardman Reed, Co-pilot: Major Melvin Buckner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Weathers, Radio Operator: Ora Kelsey, pass...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born King and Queen County, VA, USA 12 December 1920
Lived in Walkerton, VA 23177, USA 1942
Enlisted Richmond, VA, USA 17 July 1942
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 17 July 1942 – 20 December 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) Bremen-Vegesack, Bremen, Germany 20 December 1943
Buried 1945

Plot C Row 14 Grave 3
Ardennes American Cemetery
Neupré, Belgium

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2017 23:46:57 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-CLA02-...
https://www.abmc.gov/node/544629#.WjcAWGcm5es
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56357567/ivan-clark
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=3588588

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2015 16:19:07 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography and awards
Sources

Merged with duplicate record to include details from:
ABMC;
MACR 3154;
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3154 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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