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Clyde Alison Arrants

Military

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Berlin, last seen circling airfield 5 miles south of Schleswig with element leader. Shot down by flak, crashed Viöl, Germany in P-51D 44-13949. Pilot 2nd Lt Clyde Arrants Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Sep-44. MACR 9010.

Awards: PH.

Service

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. ...

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 374th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13949

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Berlin, last seen circling airfield 5 miles south of Schleswig with element leader. Shot down by flak, crashed Viöl, Germany. Pilot 2nd Lt Clyde Arrants KIA. 18-Sep-44. MACR...

Associated Place

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fresno, CA, USA 10 December 1915

Son of Charles C and Catharine L [Allison] Arrants.

Lived in Fresno, CA, USA 1941
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 5 August 1942
Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK August 1944 – 18 September 1944

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 25884 Viöl, Germany 18 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Berlin, last seen circling airfield 5 miles south of Schleswig with element leader. Shot down by flak, crashed Viöl, Germany in P-51D 44-13949. Pilot 2nd Lt Clyde Arrants Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Sep-44. MACR 9010.

Buried 1945

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2016 13:25:49 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=13949&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=9010&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28668991
https://www.fold3.com/page/84994401_clyde_a%20arrants/details/
http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/american-war-cemetery-ar...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Arrants&GSfn=Clyde...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9010 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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