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Clifford J Slonneger

Military

Lt. Slonneger was killed instantly in a flight maneuvers crash at 10,000 feet near Atlanta, Georgia. In Europe during World War II, he flew with the 109th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 9th Air Force. He was a P-51 pilot, veteran of 54 missions over Germany. He had decided to remain in service and had applied for additional overseas duty. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with five clusters.
- taken from Illinois Alumni News, June, 1946

Service

Units served with

  • 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    The four Squadrons of the 67th Recon Group (12th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 107th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 109th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron and 153rd Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron)...

  • 109th Reconnaissance Squadron

Associated Place

  • Middle Wallop

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber station with a grass airfield, concrete perimeter track and hardstandings, Middle Wallop opened as a training base in April 1940, before construction was complete. Used as an RAF day-fighter and night-fighter base during 1940...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 24 February 1922
Lived in Washington, IL, USA 1942

Exact dates not yet known

Died Atlanta, GA, USA 11 February 1946

Killed in a Flying Accident

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2017 15:19:52 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://chiuiaaweb1.admin.uillinois.edu/illinois/veterans/display_veteran...
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42642626

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