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Clyde W Davis


Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Leewarden in B-17 Sky Queen #42-30032. Missing Air Crew Report #15165.


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30032 "Sky Queen"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/5/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 6/6/43; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-D] Grafton Underwood 9/6/43; Missing in Action Kassel 28/7/43 with Bill Dietel, Co-pilot: Jacques Riddel,...


  • VIII Bomber Command 78

    28 July 1943
    The German aircraft industry at Kassel (Fieseler works) and Oscherleben, Germany are the primary targets of this mission. 182 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (24); 351BG (21); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born Poland, New York
Assigned 1 February 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group on Gowen Field (Boise, Idaho) Special Orders #32 dated 1 February 1943, William Dietel Jr. Crew. Eight combat missions.

Died 9283 Kortwoude (Koartwâld), Netherlands 28 July 1943

The ship was disabled by enemy aircraft, crashed near Kortwoude, The Netherlands. MACR 15165


Date Contributor Update
22 January 2016 23:04:00 bombercommand Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
2016-01-22, Combined with duplicate information from
MACR 15165 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:36 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15165,