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Clyde E Bible


Sgt. Clyde "Bus" E. Bible enlisted into the United Army Air Force April 1944. He completed his basic training at Camp Shelby Mississippi .Then was sent to Flex Gunnery School , Kingman Az.Graduated Nov.1944 as an expert Marksmen receiving 2 stripes for top achievement in accuracy with both pistol and rifle.Newly built Gulfport , Miss.was his next station training under the 560th Officers on Anti-Sub. patrols in the SE US region. Sent to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to finalize his training on the B-17G as a ball turret gunner. Upon the completion of his training he was assigned to the 4th Bomb Squadron Pathfinders of the 34th Bombardment Group at Mendlesham,UK station #156.

He flew combat missions over Germany as far as Berlin and took part in several POW rescue and relocate missions as well as food ration drops over Holland as part of Operation Chowhound. Clyde survived the war and returned home on June 21,1945. Bradley Airfield. He helped demobilize the Army Air Force to Kingman,Az.



  • John Baker

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Creer

    Military | Major | Commanding Officer | 34th Bomb Group
    Col. Crer succeeded Col Ernest Wackwitz, Jr as CO of the Group and AAF Station 156 including the units of attached arms and services in Sept 1944. Creer led 17 missions as Combat Command Pilot. Retired as Major General

  • Stephen Peters

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • Hugh Thompson

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

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. ...

  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    In December 1944, the 3rd Bomb Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 93rd Combat Bomb Wing
  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 4th Bomb Squadron
  • Headquarters (93rd Combat Bomb Wing)


  • 42-102583 Fortress McHenry

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-C] Rougham 10/4/44; 102m Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 25/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.


Event Location Date
Born Tacoma Regional Hospital Greeneville TN 1 October 1916
Buried Fairview Baptist Church 15 April 1982


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Grandson Jeremy Pitts 34th BG Historian . 34thbgJLP

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23 December 2016 23:09:42 Justyn Keeble Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and media associations

Information via Jeremy Pitts (Grandson of Clyde E. Bible)