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Clyde E DeBaun

Military

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards; DFC, AM (OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean war medal.

Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean war and rising to Lt Colonel.

Service

People

  • Charles Cliburn

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    First pilot to complete combat tour in 8th AF--May 13, 1943. Flew on the wing of the 'Memphis Belle. ' Plane's name was 'Bad Penny. ' Also flew "Quitchurbitchin." On 23 Nov 1942 he crash landed in heavy fog at Bassingbourn. ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

  • 41-24480 'The Bad Penny'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-B] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; 322BS [LG-A] 5/43 16+m; taken off operations and transferred 403 AD 2/7/43; 8AF HQ Sqd 15/8/43 for VIP duties. Salvaged 19/10/44. Used as camera ship to film Major William Wilder's...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Knox County, IN, USA 5 May 1917
Lived in Bicknell, IN 47512, USA 1941
Enlisted Fort Harrison State Park, 6000 N. Post Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216, USA 17 December 1941

Fort Benjamin
Harrison
Indiana

Pilot training 430, 351 Kearney Blvd #119E, Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX 76908, USA 1942

Pilot Training Class 42-G
Goodfellow Field
San Angelo
Texas

Based Bassingbourn 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Indiana, USA 23 June 1994
Buried July 1994

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2017 15:33:21 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/314586913/?terms=Clyde%20Debaun
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/22993796
https://billiongraves.com/grave/Clyde-E-DeBaun/10635944#/
https://www.fold3.com/page/84176873_clyde_e%20de%20baun/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49227197

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2017 15:13:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/314586913/?terms=Clyde%20Debaun
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49227197

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