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Clarence C Hightshoe




  • Delmar Beesley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Duisburg in B-17 'Heavenly Body' 43-39053 on 23 March 1945.

  • Stanley Burek

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Hartness

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Frank Rock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

  • Herbert Schaaf

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    29 missions Plane was 'Buckeye Belle' B-17 Air Medal w 5/Oak Leaf Clusterl, EAMEribbon , DFC, purple heart

  • Maurice Simons

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group

  • Lester Walcott

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret | 384th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Wisdahl

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102601 Unknown

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-K] Grafton Underwood 24/5/44; sustained battle damaged Mannheim 9/9/44 with Joseph G. Hartness, Co-pilot: Herbert H. Schaaf, Navigator: Clarence C. Hightshoe,...

  • 43-38262

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/7/44; Hunter 25/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Rome 31/8/44; Dow Fd 7/9/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 29/9/44; left wing caught fire on base with Ernie Andrews 31/12/44; Salvaged 1/1/45.


  • 614

    9 September 1944
    A burst of flak put a big hole in the nose throwing glass in Antonacci's eyes. Other hits were in the wing and tail. One went through the waist and exploded an oxygen bottle.

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
P 31 December 1944


Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 21:14:03 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:14 AAM AAM ingest

AAIR 44-12-31-516 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database /