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Billie E Clapper


B-17 #42-30284 ditched in Bay of Biscay on 28 June 1943. Returned to base.

Shot down 15 September 1943 in B-17 #42-3266 'Sitting Bull'. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30284

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 21/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 15/6/43; 2m, Missing in Action St Nazaire 28/6/43 with Sell Smith, Co-pilot: J.W. Hargrove, Navigator: Lester Moreland, Bombardier: Raoul...

  • 42-3266 'Sitting Bull'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/4/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-T] Horham 17/7/43; transferred 335BS [OE-T]; 11m, Missing in Action Romilly 15/9/43 with Joe Noyes washed up Berck-Plage two weeks later, Co-pilot: Dave Prees, Navigator: Frank Roth,...


Event Location Date
Born Kansas, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 15 September 1943
Died 15 September 1943


Date Contributor Update
16 April 2020 19:37:34 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 616 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor; MACR 616