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Clement Simeon Badeau


Clement Badeau was assigned to the 344th Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, in the 9th Air Force, USAAF, in North Africa. He was in Lt. Glen Underwood's crew in the B-24D, 41-11921, Northern Star - Doc, and flew with them on the Ploesti bombing mission. Lt. Underwood successfully bombed his target, White IV, and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya, despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over Bulgaria. 10 RTD. 1 Aug 1943.

Awards: DFC, AM (4 OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Woonsocket, Rhode Island firefighter for 29 years.



  • Glen Underwood

    Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Lt. Glen Underwood was the pilot of the B-24D, 41-11921, Northern Star, and, later, ...

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Units served with

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron

    The 344th Bombing Squadron was first activated at MacDill Field, Florida as one of the original three squadrons assigned to the 98th Bombardment Group. The 344th soon moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana, where it began to train as a Consolidated B-24...


  • 41-11921 Northern Star, Doc

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft, 41-11921, was originally assigned to the 8th Air Force and the 376th Bomb Group in England, in 1942, and carried the name, Northern Star, and it's corresponding nose art on both sides of the nose. In the spring of 1943, Northern Star was...


  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

Associated Place

  • Benina

    Military site : airfield

  • Berca

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Fortierville, Quebec, Canada 2 February 1919

Son of James and Odila [Charland] Badeau.

Enlisted Providence, RI 20 January 1942

Providence, Rhode Island

Based Benina 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 20 July 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Woonsocket, RI 7 July 1999
Buried Saint Jean the Baptist Cemetery Bellingham, Norfolk County, MA 10 July 1999

Saint Jean the Baptist Cemetery
Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts


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04 December 2021 06:34:46 Kickapoo Changes to role

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98th Bombardment Group - Clement Badeau

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05 August 2021 17:41:40 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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Out of the Desert By John E. Blundell

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08 May 2020 20:30:15 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

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29 March 2015 15:38:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations