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Clarence E Gittins

Military

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

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Events

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

Revisions

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

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

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