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Clarence E Gittins


Killed in Action (KIA) Had mid air collision and crashed at Perl in B-17 'Off Spring' #4231917


Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 551st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31917 Off Spring

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Grenier 26/1/44; Assigned 551BS/385BG [SG-S] Gt Ashfield 2/2/44; Missing in Action Munich 12/7/44 with Capt Rich White, Co-pilot: Clarry Gittins, Navigator: Jim Johnston, Bombardier: Pat Flanagan, Flight...


Event Location Date
Born Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 12 July 1944
Died 12 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:15 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7507 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database