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Henry C Clark

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Maldberg in B-17 Jigger Rouche 42-31423 on 8/15/44

Air Medal w Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart

Service

People

  • Edwin Bjorn

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Maldberg on 8/15/44 in B-17 Jigger Rouche 42-31423 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Earl Brosius

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Maldberg in B-17 Jigger Rouche 42-31423

  • Cyrus Cruttenden

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Maldberg on 8/15/44 in B-17 Jigger Rouche #4231423

  • Ralph Davies

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Maldberg in B-17 Jigger Rouche 42-31423

  • Frederick Roswal

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Maldberg in B-17 Jigger Rouche 42-31423

  • Robert Schlotterbeck

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Harold Scott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Maldberg in B-17 Jigger Rouche #4231423

  • Charles Sikora

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bickendorf on 8/15/44 in B-17 Jigger Rouche 42-31423. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gilbert Vesy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed t Maldberg in B-17 Jigger Rouche 42-31423

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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102411

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Cheyenne 1/3/44; Hunter 21/3/44; Grenier 10/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Y/P] Molesworth 30/4/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 28/3/45. MISS LACE.

  • 42-31423 Jigger Rooche / Kraut Killer

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/11/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-M] Molesworth 14/1/44. ...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kingsport, Tennessee 1 April 1923
Died 15 August 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2017 18:34:10 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8168

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