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William L Clyatt Jr

Military

Shot down by fighters on mission to Oschersleben on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #41-24619 'S For Sugar', Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24619 S-for-Sugar

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-S] Bangor 5-Oct-42; Molesworth 25-Oct-42; 52m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11-Jan- 44 with Tom Simmons, Co-pilot: Fred Reichel, Navigator: Bill Clyatt, Bombardier: Dick Vaughan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wallace...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 182

    11 January 1944
    Three aviation industry targets in Germany are bombed. The bomber force consists of 291 B-17s despatched from 1st Bomb Division in two elements, one element of 177 B-17s is despatched to Oschersleben, Germany as the primary target, the other 1BD...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 11 January 1944

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2021 17:02:23 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations
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Added an association to the 8th AF Mission #182 on 11 Jan 1944 per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2020 03:18:31 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
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Removed the "Possible DUPLICATE" flag in the Nickname field and then removed the duplicate person.

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2020 03:14:03 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography and events
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Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Copied "Summary biography" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2020 00:22:48 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
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Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
21 May 2020 18:42:54 jmoore43 Changes to surname, middlename and suffix
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Corrected the name by moving "Jr" from the surname field to the suffix field and moving the last name from the middle name field to the surname field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1923 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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