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Extract from Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Staff Sergeant Clarence F Palmeter of the 452nd Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel. The file contains copies of primary documents that discuss the return of personal effects, circumstances and causes of death, and memorialisation of the fallen airman.

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  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron


  • Clarence Palmeter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107089, Killed in Action (KIA). ...


  • 42-107089

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/2/44; Gr Island 27/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/3/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Boris Slanin, Waist gunner: Clarry Palmeter,Tail gunner: Fred Myron (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Lt Col Bob...


Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 16:26:48 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) researched and donated by Bill Beigel: