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Clarence Harry Bousfield

Military

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 10ADG, 9AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, Occupation.

Post War: He returned to Sioux Falls, where he built four transmitter towers and studios for KIHO, now KNWC, and was remote control engineer for KSOO. He broadcast Lutheran Vespers at Eastside Lutheran Church for three years. For a brief time he was co-owner of Ace Neon Signs and then worked for the city of Sioux Falls for 30 years in the parking meter department. He retired in 1983.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


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

  • 9th Air Force
  • 10th Air Depot Group
  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

Aircraft

  • 44-15613 'Peaches'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Lt John W Izant. Transferred to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FG, 9AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Chilbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Parker, SD 57053, USA 25 August 1922

Son of Elmer and Jessie [Stellmacher] Bousfield.

Lived in Centerville, SD 57014, USA 1940
Enlisted Vermillion, SD 57069, USA 14 September 1942
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 18 April 1945 – 18 September 1945

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based 18 September 1945

Transferred to 10ADG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried Davis, SD 57021, USA December 1983

Turner County First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Davis
Turner County
South Dakota, USA.

Died Sioux Falls, SD, USA 16 December 1983

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2017 20:04:57 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15939259

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 14:25:44 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=BOUSFIELD&GSfn=cla...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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