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Paul Clark

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-3325 'Paddy Gremlin'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2687.

Earlier 22-Dec-43 in B-17 42-29891 'Dangerous Dan' crashed on return due to engine trouble. 10 RTD.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Kenneth Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-3325 'Paddy Gremlin', Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2867 ...

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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. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29891 'Dangerous Dan'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-N] Kimbolton 22/4/43; returned Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Ken Davis, Co-pilot: Chas Fowler, Navigator: Paul Clark, Bombardier: Stan Dolgin, Flight...

  • 42-3325 'Paddy Gremlin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 7/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-Y] Kimbolton 1/6/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ken Davis, Co-pilot: Chas Fowler, Navigator: Paul Clark, Bombardier: Stan Dolgin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alex...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Abilene, Texas, USA 3 August 1921
Based Kimbolton 1943 – 30 January 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 30 January 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Ditched POW North Sea 30 January 1944

Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-3325 'Paddy Gremlin'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2687

Died Ridgecrest, CA 24 December 2001
Buried Desert Memorial Park Ridgecrest, Kern County, CA 27 December 2001

Desert Memorial Park
Ridgecrest, Kern County, California

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2021 09:49:12 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
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Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75816195/paul-clark

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2021 20:00:25 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2020 13:38:24 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
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https://www.fold3.com/record/625643254-paul-clark-1921
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75816195/paul-clark

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2020 10:26:12 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography and events
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https://www.fold3.com/image/28744236

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2020 01:47:47 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2867 / MACR 2867, 8th AF Losses, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol.  I, pp. 436-7 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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