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Clifford Charles Hurst Jr

Military

Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Fatal crash on return from Bremen in B-24 427647 13-Nov-43; Crashed into trees a mile east of base. Killed in Action (KIA)

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • William Hart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived crash on return from Bremen in B-24 427647 13-Nov-43; Crashed into trees a mile east of base. Returned to Duty (RTD) Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7647

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned from Bremen mission 13-Nov-43; Returning from the raid, Lt William H Hart, circled the field and then crashed in some trees near the base. 7 x RTD, 1 x WIA, 2 x KIA. No MACR.

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 130

    13 November 1943
    The port area of Bremen, Germany is the focus of this mission composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 154 B0-17 of 1st Bomb Division including 94BG (16); 385BG (17); 95BG (21); 100BG (18); 390BG (21); 96BG (40); and 388BG ...

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Youngstown, Mahoning County, OH 26 June 1920

Son of Clifford Charles Snr and Genevieve M [Timlin] Hurst.

Enlisted Camp Perry, Lacarne, OH 8 March 1942

Camp Perry, Lacarne, Ohio

Based Shipdham 1943 – 13 November 1943

Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 1 mile E of Shipdham, UK 13 November 1943

Fatal crash on return from Bremen in B-24 427647 13-Nov-43; Crashed into trees a mile east of base. Killed in Action (KIA)

Buried 14 November 1943

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery

Buried Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown, OH 1948

Re-Interred
Calvary Cemetery
Youngstown,
Mahoning County, OH
Section 22, EH, Lot 22, Grave 10

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2019 20:15:30 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, events, person associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/318217164
https://www.fold3.com/record/88799810-clifford-c-hurst-jr
https://www.fold3.com/image/135582329?rec=135582373
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763051?rec=299349594
http://www.greenharbor.com/ROHPDF/ROHN43.pdf
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/107747584/clifford-charles-hurst

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2019 21:17:16 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 371, 44th BG Roll of Honor & Casualties by Lundy p. 151

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