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Clifford D Sahner Jr


On a mission to Rostock, GR on 24 Feb 1944, B-17G #42-31561 left formation with one engine out and the horizontal stabilizer missing and was last seen going down under attack from fighters eventually making an emergency landing at Oster Hojst, Denmark. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb 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...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31561 "Just Elmer’s Tune"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 24/11/43; Kearney 11/12/43; Romulus 17/12/43; Presque Is 20/12/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 24/12/43; 11m, Missing in Action Rostock 24/2/44 with Elmer Costales, Co-pilot: Steve Kish, Bombardier: Lars Skoug, Radio Operator:...


Event Location Date
Born Louisville, Kentucky
Killed in action 24 February 1944
Buried Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky


Date Contributor Update
03 June 2021 19:47:48 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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04 September 2020 21:41:31 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2644, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces