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Charles Franklin Clark

Military

Flew with Lt. Louis Confer's crew, flew 9 missions on Sabrina III as member 9f 44thth. Flew 17 missions on Geor Smith crew, 20 on McMahon crew as member of 489th BG. for a total of 46 missions in all.
Flew on 'Pregant Peggy 42-94913; Little Iodine 42-95262; Southern Comfort III; Down De Hatch; and Clean Sweep .

Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster; DFC

Service

People

  • William Mulholland

    Military | Sergeant | Instrument Specialist, Mechanic, Aerial Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Bill went on flight status at the age of 30. He acquired the nickname "The Count" or "Count Nickels" after telling the other flyers tales of working in the NYC subway System where he said the change booth attendant was called "Count Nickels." ...

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Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron
  • 845th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-94913 'Pregnant Peggy'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mainz, Germany. Lost control due to prop wash from lead aircraft and pancaked onto B-24 42-94903 'Bomber's Moon', both A/C fell out of the sky. Two crew from each ship parachuted...

Missions

  • 772

    31 December 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Born Silver Spring, JD 10 April 1921
Died 14 August 1987

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2019 11:11:45 general ira snapsorter Changes to mission associations
Sources

Information from the 44th Bomb Group Loading Lists at Rootsweb via William Mulholland.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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