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Clarence W Lipsky


Shot down 6 September 1942 in B-17 41-24445 while serving as Pilot. Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 340th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24445 Six Bits aka Southern Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 326BS/92BG Bangor 12-August-42; 340BS/97BG Polebrook August 42; Missing in Action Meaulte 6-September-42 shot down by Hptm Conny Meyer (II/JG26) crashed Flasselles, NW of Amiens, France.; (first 8AF B-17 MIA) SIX BITS aka SOUTHERN BELLE. No...


  • VIII Bomber Command 10

    6 September 1942
    15BS despatches 12 DB-7 A-20 Boston IIIs to attack the German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France; 92BG & 97BG together despatach 51 B-17s to bomb the Avion Portez aircraft factory ar Meaulte, France; 301BG despatches 13 B-17s to attack German...

Associated Place

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

  • Stalag VII-A

    Other location


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 6 September 1942 – 14 July 1945

Held at Stalag Luft 7A, Moosburg, Bavaria, officially Returned to Military Control (RMC) 14-Jul-45.


Date Contributor Update
07 September 2020 17:32:38 jmoore43 Changes to place associations

Added a connection to Stalag 7A per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2014 21:08:24 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, awards and events

Lee Cunningham 15-Nov-2014. POW event added.

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2014 19:35:44 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 21-Oct-2014 National Archives Records Administration (NARA) WWII POW database.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:20 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & th Air Forces p. 30