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Clifton Rozelle Freeman

Military

Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2455

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Hoy Bonnett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2455 ...

  • Kenneth Grothouse

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2455 Awards: DFC, AM (6OLC), PH.

  • James Ley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Clifton Freeman crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2455 ...

  • George Luke

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2455 Awards: AM, PH.

  • John Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Photographer | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2455 Awards: AM, PH.

  • John Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2455 Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 451st Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • 41-34856 Denalis' Cheechakoo

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR 6 x KIA MACR 2455

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Summit County, OH 10 June 1923

Son of John C and Anna Lee Freeman.
Born Virginia ??
Entered service Summit County, Ohio

Enlisted Cleveland, OH 30 March 1942

Cleveland, Ohio

Based Andrews Field 1943 – 29 February 1944

Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Abbeville, France 29 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34856; crashed Abbeville, FR KIA MACR 2455

Buried Emanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery Doylestown, Wayne County, OH June 1949

Re-Interred
Emanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery
Doylestown,
Wayne County, OH

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2020 21:15:28 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/69497136/clifton-r-freeman

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