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Clarence A Cluck

Military

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

Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 8th Air Force

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 Broward County, FL, USA 27 October 1911
Lived in Chicago, IL, USA 1941
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 4 December 1941
Based Bassingbourn 1943 – 1944

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

Died St. Petersburg, FL, USA 23 August 1999
Buried Bay Pines, FL, USA September 1999

Bay Pines National Cemetery
Bay Pines
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

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