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Clement Simeon Badeau

Military

Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Underwood crew member, B-24 41-11921 'Northern Star' 'Doc', flew on the 1-Aug-43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over Bulgaria.

Awards: DFC, AM (4 OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Woonsocket, Rhode Island firefighter for 29 years.

Service

People

  • Glen Underwood

    Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Glen Underwood was the pilot of the B-24 41-11921, the 'Northern Star' and, later, also named 'Doc', as part of the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 343rd Bomb Squadron on the large bombing mission to destroy the oil refineries at Ploesti,...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 343rd Bomb Squadron

    343rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

Aircraft

  • 41-11921 Northern Star - Doc

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft, 41-11921, originally carried the name, Northern Star, and it's corresponding nose art on both sides of the nose. In the spring of 1943, to comply with a "Snow White Squadron" directive, the name, Doc, and a picture of Walt Disney's Snow...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

Associated Place

  • Benina

    Military site : airfield

  • Berca

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fortierville, Quebec, Canada 2 February 1919

Son of James and Odila [Charland] Badeau.

Enlisted Providence, RI 20 January 1942

Providence, Rhode Island

Based Benina 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 20 July 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Woonsocket, RI 7 July 1999
Buried Saint Jean the Baptist Cemetery Bellingham, Norfolk County, MA 10 July 1999

Saint Jean the Baptist Cemetery
Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2021 09:51:21 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155469184/clement-s-badeau

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2021 17:41:40 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2020 11:26:30 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/657966896
https://www.fold3.com/record/3590558-clement-s-badeau
https://www.fold3.com/record/83381286-clement-s-badeau
https://www.fold3.com/record/624659783-clement-badeau-1919
Out of the Desert By John E. Blundell
https://www.98bg.org/badeau-clement-b4165-98bg.cfm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155469184/clement-s-badeau

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2020 20:30:15 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 15:38:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

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