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Clair Edwin Wyrick

Military

Clair Wyrick completed 35 missions as a pilot with the 95th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Horham, England.

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

Service

People

  • Alois Braje

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Alois Braje served as a navigator with the 334th Bomb Squadron of the 95th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Horham, England. He flew missions between 26 April 1944 and 3 August 1944 as part of pilot Clair E Wyrick's crew.

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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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102447 'El's Belles'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Horham 6/4/44; with L.J. Price, force landed 4/8/44 sal; with M.S. Roy force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44; with H. Rivet force landed France 20/2/45; with J.E....

  • 42-107047 The Doodle Bug

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/2/44; Grenier 3/3/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-M] Horham 17/3/44; with R.V. Mercer force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44 with engine failure; battle damaged Berlin 3/2/45 with H. Palmer; force landed Charleroi, Bel; 97m, repaired & ret...

  • 42-107154 'Puddles'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 7/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Grenier 5/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 10/4/44; 412BS [QW-F]; with G.L.Ferguson force landed RAF Woodbridge 16/8/44; with M.R. Scott force landed Framlingham AFB 24/12/44; 109m, Returned to the USA...

  • 42-107201 'Worry Bird'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 6/7/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-J] Horham 8/4/44; 121m, Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-30342 "T'aint A Bird II"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Wright 30/6/43; Smoky Hill 20/7/43; Kearney 22/7/43; Dow Fd 25/7/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 28/7/43; 54m, transferred APH with Azon for Aphrodite missions, Knettishall; Aphrodite...

  • 42-31063 'Spook Six'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/9/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-T] Horham 29/9/43 SPOOK SIX; with Lt Gurney force landed Alconbury afb 19/11/43; 48m, transferred 457BG Glatton 6/44; 384BG Grafton Underwood 22/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-31920 'Able Mabel'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 447BG Rattlesden 9/2/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-G] Horham; 89m, on night navigation training mission 6/11/44 left u/c collapsed on landing with Warren Helm, Co-pilot: Maurice Londer, Navigator:...

  • 42-31924 'Ol' Dog'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 5/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Presque Is 29/1/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-Q] Horham 2/2/44; over Berlin 18/4/44 with A.V. Bowden,Tail gunner: Elbert E. Hargraves (Killed in Action). Flew 41 missions. Missing in Action Leipzig 29/5/44 with...

  • 42-31992 'Mirandy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Dalhart 29/1/44; Presque Is 29/2/44; Assigned 92BG, transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-P] Horham 1/3/44; 54m, Missing in Action Politz 25/8/44 with Howard Bussen, Co-pilot: Bill Mills, Navigator: John Cassenti, Bombardier: Paul...

  • 42-37894 Pegasus IV

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/9/43; Gr Island 23/10/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-L] Horham 11/11/43; with C.E. Cyrik force landed RAF base, all OK 12/5/44; on return from mission, with engine out and other problems (42m) 10/6/44 with Vernon Sherwood, Co-pilot:...

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Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Alvordton, Ohio 13 November 1917

Son of Raleigh Jay and Laura Estell [Keller] Wyrick.

Enlisted Detroit, MI 12 May 1942

Detroit, Michigan

Based Horham 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 10 February 2012
Buried Woodlawn Cemetery Franklin, Macon County, NC 13 February 2012

Woodlawn Cemetery
Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2021 10:04:04 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/681171187
https://www.fold3.com/record/286783182/social-security-death-index-clair...
https://www.fold3.com/record/91787794/world-war-ii-army-enlistment-recor...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108649693/clair-e-wyrick

Date Contributor Update
01 January 2021 21:11:23 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/681171187
https://www.fold3.com/record/286783182/social-security-death-index-clair...
https://www.fold3.com/record/91787794/world-war-ii-army-enlistment-recor...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108649693/clair-e-wyrick

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2020 20:30:27 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
Sources

Added a connection to Horham per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2017 12:52:43 Lucy May Changes to biography, awards, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/honor-roll

See http://95thbg.org/j3migr/flight-crew-records for missions listing and aircraft flown

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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