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William C Clark Jr

Military

Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill [Air], 8 x destroyed [Grd]. Completed tour of duty.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Richmond, Virginia 1920
Enlisted 4409 Llewellyn Ave, Fort Meade, MD 20755, USA 5 December 1941

Fort George G Meade
Maryland

Based Fowlmere 3 January 1945 – 23 March 1945

Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Fowlmere 23 March 1945 – 7 September 1945

Transferred to HQ Sqn, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 7 September 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2018 11:23:24 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, service number, biography, awards, events and aircraft associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=clark&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/record/86765191-william-c-clark-jr
‘Down to Earth' Strafing Aces of the Eighth Air Force By William N Hess

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2015 16:38:49 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo / http://littlefriends.co.uk / 339th Fighter Group Association.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History

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