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Charles Columbus Claggett

Military

Service

People

  • Calvin Samson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30778 Old 66/Lady Margaret

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/43; Gore 6/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Reno 14/8/43; Pierre 16/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; crashed on take off for France 13/8/44 with Leon Sutton, Co-pilot: Harlan Thompson, Navigator: George Healy, Bombardier:...

  • 42-97289

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, transferred 561BS/388BG [ -Q] Knettishall 28/4/44; (18m) on return from Merseburg 29/7/44 with Gene Peterson, Co-pilot: Victor Locke, Navigator:...

  • 42-97760

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/5/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 11/1/46.

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Clarksburg, West Virginia 25 January 1919
Enlisted Baltimore, Maryland 16 May 1941
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall Airfield, UK 29 February 1944 – 14 August 1944

Completed 25 mission tour

Died Richmond, Virginia 6 June 2004
Buried Baltimore, Maryland 10 June 2004

Loudon Park Cemetery
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2019 01:53:50 466thHistorian Changes to surname, middlename, nickname, service number, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60901&h=3048348...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/151964443

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3693&h=73367747...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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