Clifford B. Digre, B-17 Ball Turret Gunner, United States Army Air Forces, Eighth Air Force, 457th Bomb Group, 749th Squadron.
Clifford Digre, wrote a comprehensive and interesting book about his wartime experiences, based on a diary and other documents he kept, called Into Life's School: My World War II Memories. Visit his website.
Clifford B Digre, B-17 Ball Turret Gunner, United States Army Air Forces, Eighth Air Force, 457th Bomb Group, 749th Squadron.
Clifford Digre wrote a comprehensive and interesting book about his wartime experiences, based on a diary and other documents he kept, called 'Into Life's School: My World War II Memories'. Visit his website: http://www.intolifesschool.com/index.html.
Cliff gave an excellent presentation, which was videotaped, at the 8th AF Historical Society of Minnesota luncheon on June 13, 2012 with his son, Dan. Cliff's wife, Beatrice, children, and grandchildren also attended and they celebrated his birthday. Unfortunately his pilot, Robbie Robertson, had an accident just before getting on the plane to come to the meeting and he could not attend. Cliff is the founder of the MISCO speaker company.
For more information see his 8th AFHS-MN webpage at
Units served with
The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...
Military site : airfield
Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...