Robert E Clark

Military

Object Number - UPL 42511 - Crew #455 - Burton M. Bush Crew 466th BG - 784th BS - 8th AF This group had previously flown nine missions with the 458th BG, and approximately 18...

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Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 93rd Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-747205
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot/Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Yokum Boy
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Wolfgang
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Stone Bluff, Indiana 5 November 1921

Enlisted

LaFayette, IN 27 March 1942

Other

458th BG Combat Tour

6 March 1944 2Lt Robert E. Clark, bombardier, was replaced at some point prior to the transfer of April 18, 1944. His name was confused with one of the enlisted men in the squadron, Sgt Richard B. Clark, making him very difficult to trace. Robert Clark completed his combat missions in the 752nd at some point in July 1944, having been awarded the DFC that month. He was replaced by 2Lt Richard R. Biegel, the bombardier from Crew 2. Biegel, along with Lt Bush and the majority of the enlisted men were transferred to the 329th Bombardment Squadron 93rd Bombardment Group (H) at Hardwick on April 18, 1944.

Died

Oklahoma City, OK 1 December 2016

Buried

Oklahoma City, OK 4 December 2016 Resurrection Memorial Cemetery Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Plot Sec. 3, Blk. 47, Lot 15, Sp. 1

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:13
ContributorAAM
Sources

458bg.com / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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