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Clay Byers


KIA when his aircraft encountered prop wash at an altitude of approx. 300 feet and in a 40 degree bank shortly after take off. The a/c stalled and crashed. All 12 on board were KIA



  • Homer Harris

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) while assembling over base after his aircraft encountered severe prop wash and crashed.

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Valle Crucis, NC 28679, USA 4 October 1921
Lived in Elizabeth, Tennessee 37770, USA 1942

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Enlisted Tennessee, USA 14 March 1942
Died Horsham Saint Faith, Norwich, Norfolk, UK 1 September 1944

a/c stalled and crashed shortly after takeoff. All 12 on board were KIA.

Buried 8 September 1944

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England


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22 June 2016 01:53:50 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events and place associations

466th BG Historian

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16 August 2015 04:51:28 466thHistorian Changes to events

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08 December 2014 02:32:51 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations and unit associations

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27 September 2014 18:06:24 AAM AAM ingest

Accident report 035 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia