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Clarence F Palmeter

Military

Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107089, Killed in Action (KIA).

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

Staff Sergeant Clarence F. Palmeter was born July 20, 1926. His next of kin were his wife, Gloria Palmeter, and his parents, Charles and Gertrude Palmeter. He was from Camden, New York.
On May 12, 1944, weeks before his 18th birthday, he was serving as the Right Waist Gunner aboard B-17 tail #42-107089 of the 452nd Bomb Group, 728th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Budesheim, Germany.
He is buried in the US Military Cemetery at St. Avold, France.

Service

Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107089

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/2/44; Gr Island 27/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/3/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Boris Slanin, Waist gunner: Clarry Palmeter,Tail gunner: Fred Myron (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Lt Col Bob...

Events

Event Location Date
Born West Islip, New York, USA 20 July 1926

Staff Sergeant Clarence F. Palmeter was born July 20, 1926. His next of kin were his wife, Gloria Palmeter, and his parents, Charles and Gertrude Palmeter. He was from Camden, New York.

Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 12 May 1944

On May 12, 1944, weeks before his 18th birthday, he was serving as the Right Waist Gunner aboard B-17 tail #42-107089 of the 452nd Bomb Group, 728th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Budesheim, Germany.

Died 12 May 1944
Buried

He is buried in the US Military Cemetery at St. Avold, France.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2021 04:19:47 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 02:13:01 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, MACR 4780 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4780 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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