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Clark H Jensen

Military

Assigned to 706BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. On noball mission to Wizernes, France in B24-H 42-7610 'Satan's Sister' suffered engine failure, salvoed bombs before attempt to land, crashed 1 mile West of Thorpe Abbotts. Killed in Action (KIA). Picture of plane in The History of the 446th BG by Jansen p. 88 and crew picture on p. 89

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • William Watkins

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 706BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. On noball mission to Wizernes, France in B24-H 42-7610 'Satan's Sister' suffered engine failure, salvoed bombs before attempt to land, crashed 1 mile West of Thorpe Abbotts. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

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. ...

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 706th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7610 'Satans Sister'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 706BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wizernes, France suffered engine failure, salvoed bombs before attempt to land, crashed 1 mile West of Thorpe Abbotts, Lt Clark H Jensen. 2 x KIA.

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born King County, WA, USA 24 April 1917
Enlisted Spokane, WA, USA 19 February 1941
Based Bungay 1943 – 27 April 1944

Assigned to 706BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 1 mile W Thorpe Abbotts, Diss IP21 4JA, UK 27 April 1944

On noball mission to Wizernes, France in B24-H 42-7610 'Satan's Sister' suffered engine failure, salvoed bombs before attempt to land, crashed 1 mile West of Thorpe Abbotts. Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried 28 April 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried 1300 Sneath Ln, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA 16 August 1948

Re-Interred
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno,
San Mateo County, CA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2018 18:22:53 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.8thafhs.com/old/get_one_mission.php?mission_id=894
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763532?terms=Clark%20h%20Jensen
https://www.fold3.com/record/91021794-clark-h-jensen
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3592419/clark-h-jensen

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement p. 257, The History of the 446th BG by Jansen p. 88-89; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 55 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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