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Clarence Henry Stark




  • Lester Bise

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Earle Durley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    While on an operational mission to Cherbourg, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-29208 a target marker went off in the a/c forcing four gunners to bale out. RTD.

  • Billy Espich

    Military | Sergeant | 448th Bomb Group
    Original Crew#17 (Pilot- Robert K Winn) - A/C 42-52145 2nd Crew# 18 (Pilot- Alan J Teague) 3rd Crew# 16 (Pilot- Earle P Durley Jr)

  • Naseeb Tweel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-28583 'Rum Runner'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 713BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hit by flak 25-Apr-44. Landed in Switzerland. 9 x Interned. MACR 4300.

  • 41-28611 'Baby Shoes'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brandenburg, Germany. Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered 9-Mar-44, crashed Nth of Arendonk, Belgium. 1 x RTD, 9 x POW. MACR 3339.


Event Location Date
Lived in Oshkosh, WI 1944 – 1992

Lived in Oshkosh after the war until his death around 1992.


Date Contributor Update
14 May 2019 13:07:48 StarksGrandson Changes to events

Estimated time lived in Oshkosh. Will edit details as I can.

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2019 12:58:19 StarksGrandson Changes to unit associations

Removed Squadron accidentally added before. His officers went on to serve in them but I have no evidence of him serving in it.

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2019 12:42:45 StarksGrandson Changes to middlename, highest rank, awards, person associations and aircraft associations

Photos and connections come from stories from my grandmother, and from other relatives of my grandpa's crew that have contacted me through social media when seeing photos of the crew.

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / SO#150, 6th Heavy Bomb.Proc HQ, Herington, Kansas 5 Nov 43 / roster