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Clark Barton Rollins Jr

Military

Flew 30 missions over Europe with a lead crew. Received lot of flak and enemy fighter attacks, lost engines, etc. , but always made it back to the base. After it was all over, it was a wonderful experience.

AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 551st Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Nashville, Tennessee 17 September 1922
Died 27 June 2010
Buried Nashville, Tennessee

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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