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Clifton E Billado


Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #4232011 'Peg Of My Heart. ' Killed in Action (KIA). His name is commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing at Normandy American Cemetery.

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-32011

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-A] Molesworth 3/3/44; transferred 562BS/388BG [V] Knettishall 4/3/44; Missing in Action La Glacerie 8/5/44 with Lou Heving, Co-pilot: Joe Cicak, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...


Event Location Date
Born Windsor, Vermont, USA
Died 8 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
25 April 2017 14:55:33 Lucy May Changes to biography, events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:31 AAM AAM ingest

ABMC / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4599 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database