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Clarence J Burnett

Military

Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: AM (3 OLC), PH.

Service

People

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...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-8604 Section Eight

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 31/10/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-X] Horham 17/12/44;with Bill Dunwoody force landed B-53 Merville Afd, Bel. 19/3/45; battle damaged Holzwickede 23/3/45 with Bill Dunwoody, Co-pilot: M. Burrows,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Duval County, FL, USA 1920
Enlisted Florida, USA 5 August 1939
Lived in Florida, USA 1942
Based Horham 1944 – 23 March 1945

Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died English Channel 23 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried April 1945

Tablets of the missing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2016 16:55:04 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83237841_clarence_j%20burnett/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/529899454_clarence_j%20burnett/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56288235

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

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

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