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Robert D Clark

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Robert D. Clark one of two members of 2nd Lt. Kennewick's crew to survive collision with another B-17 over France on 9 December 1944.Mid Air Collison was the B 17G Bomber Silver Dollar and B 17G Bomber Julie Mae 42-97170. Killed in Action (KIA) (MIA). Crashed at Nuremberg, Germany in B-17G Bomber 43-39111 on 20 February 1945. Mission was to bomb the Marshalling yards but German flak took out engines 1 and 2 when hit and killed the whole crew.

Service

People

  • Robert Kennewick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 9 December 1944 after his B17 'Julie Mae' collided with plane 'Silver Dollar' over France two men bailed out. The Silver Dollar landed safely in Rrance. Only 2 of the crew survived

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97170 Julie Mae

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 13/2/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-A] Kimbolton 30/3/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 9/12/44 with Bob Kennewick, Art Gordon, Joe Werley, Art Reynolds, Turrell Benson, Ralph Weiss, Don LaRose (7 Killed in Action); Sam...

  • 43-39111

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 7/12/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-K] Kimbolton 19/1/45; Missing in Action Nurnberg 20/2/45 with Warren Palmer, Spencer Shaw, Josiah Caldwell, Leon Appleby, Bill McCormick, Ray Spaulding, Oliver Michael, Bob Clark,...

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....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Capac, Michigan, USA 28 May 1925
Killed in Action (KIA) (MIA) Nuremberg,Germany 20 February 1945
Died 20 February 1945

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12541 / MACR 12541;The Mighty Eighth Combat Chronology Supplement, 1942-45; p. 182. 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 332 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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