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Henry Clinton Eslin Jr

Military

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People

  • John Beyer

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 391st Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Cluntoe

    Military site : airfield
    Cluntoe was built for the RAF in 1940-42, before being handed obver to the Eighth Air Force. It was used as a Combat Crew Replacement Centre for the training of crews, and was also home to the 311th Ferrying Squadron. It was closed after being handed...

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, DC 19 April 1921
Enlisted San Antonio, Texas 21 December 1943
Based Cluntoe 26 May 1944

Assigned with his crew to the 2nd CCRTS for combat crew training

Based Mendlesham June 1944

34th BG

Lived in Salt Lake City, Utah 1970
Died Sun City West, AZ 7 November 2002
Buried Sun City, AZ 10 November 2002

Sunland Memorial Park
Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 21:50:39 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, role, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60901&h=2821751...
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=708274
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/105343697/henry-c_-eslin

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

1996 34th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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