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Clarence Gill Jr


Assigned to 849BS 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Member of Borman crew. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Fred Borman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 849BS 490BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-50291 Classy Chassis II

    B-24 Liberator
    Classy Chassis II was one of two refurbished B-24 heavy bombers, being made ready for delivery when it departed Base Air Depot 2 (BAD2) at Warton on a test flight. ...

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...


Event Location Date
Born Winona, WV 13 July 1924

Clarence O and Inez [Holcomb] Gill.

Based Eye 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 849BS 490BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted Huntington, WV 10 April 19423

Huntington, West Virginia


Date Contributor Update
02 December 2019 12:46:30 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2019 21:24:06 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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

490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia