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Clarence Henry Stark

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 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.

  • 41-29208 "Shoo-Shoo Baby"

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 448th Bomb Group, 712th Bomb Squadron before transfer to 44th Bomb Group, 66th Bomb Squadron. Nose turret removed and nose modified to incorporate a B-26 Bell power boost unit, top and ball turrets and other armor removed 14 Apr...

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Oshkosh, WI 1944 – 1992

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2020 23:53:04 dmccullo Changes to person associations
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Updated connections.

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2020 23:50:44 dmccullo Changes to person associations and media associations
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Updated connections.

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2020 23:42:06 dmccullo Changes to role, person associations and place associations
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Updated connections.

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

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 / WWW.491st.org roster

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