Clifford M Hunt

Military

Object Number - UPL 29996 - 1944 Clifford M Hunt

Clifford Hunt served as an airplane mechanic/gunner with the 848th Bomb Squadron of the 490th Bomb Group. He kept a journal for the first 14 missions, but when he realized his handwriting was getting smaller and tighter with each entry, he quit writing. As a result of the war and his experience flying, he went to University of Southern California and studied psychology, specializing in what is now called PTSD. Until his death on 18 Feb 2018 (aged 95), he worked with veterans from all wars a VA Hospital in Arizona and has gathered bio interviews of many for the national archives.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 490th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Arizona Rambler
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 330th Bomb Squadron

Places

Eye, home of the 490th Bomb Group, photographed from the air. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'Eye from air.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Brome

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

Prescott, AZ, USA 2018-02-18 Died peacefully in his sleep after a short illness.

Revisions

Date18 Feb 2018 19:44:49
Contributorbarbaradenz
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His wife, Jean Taylor Rowe Hunt

Date18 Sep 2017 19:15:34
Contributorbarbaradenz
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All info is provided to me (his eldest daughter) by Clifford M Hunt.

Date18 Sep 2017 19:11:59
Contributorbarbaradenz
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All documents and facts provided to me, his eldest daughter, by Clifford M Hunt.

Date18 Sep 2017 19:06:15
Contributorbarbaradenz
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Discharge papers for Clifford M Hunt

Date18 Sep 2017 08:34:07
ContributorLucy May
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Connected up photos uploaded by Barbara Denz with Clifford M Hunt's record.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:06:29
ContributorAAM
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490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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