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Robert W Clark Jr

Military

On 28 March 1945, in 'Lady Luck,' we had just dropped the bombs over our target Berlin. Almost immediately we were hit in the right wing by anti-aircraft guns. They emptied our gas in the wing which stopped nos three and four engines. We dropped down around 10,000 feet and threw everything possible out including the ball turret to lighten the load and conserve gas. We were able to make it across the Rhine River into France and with about five minutes of gas left we bailed out. We were picked up by an advanced signal corp outfit which took us to Nancy, France to a hotel run by the Air Corps. Then back to England.

Service

People

  • Clarence Condit

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Togglier | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of 2nd Lt. J.J. Kamper's crew. Flew 7 missions between 28 March and 17 April 1945. Later Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force. Air Medal. "On 28 March 1945, in 'Lady Luck,' we had just dropped the bombs over our target Berlin. Almost immediately...

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. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107039 Ice Cold Katy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Grenier 27/2/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-M] Deenethorpe 23/3/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45...

  • 43-37790 Lady Luck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/5/44; Kearney 30/5/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-J] Deenethorpe 10/7/44; battle damaged 28/3/45 with ?; crash landed Belgium, 9RTD; Salvaged. LADY LUCK.

  • 44-6506 Satisfaction Guaranteed

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [SC-N] Deenethorpe 12/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; Sth Plains 6/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.

Missions

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2014 21:25:00 jmchristel Changes to awards, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1670

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / McCue,

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