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Clifford L Bartlett

Military

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Dusseldorf, suffered mechanical failure in P-51 44-13669 and crashed near Liege. Killed in Action (KIA). 5-Oct-44. MACR 9266.

Awards: AM (2 OLC), PH.

Service

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. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

Aircraft

  • 44-13669 'Pegelin'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Dusseldorf, suffered mechanical failure and crashed near Liege. Killed in Action (KIA). 5-Oct-44. MACR 9266.

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Manchester, NH, USA 13 September 1920

Son of Leroy N and Bertha [Cote] Bartlett.

Lived in Manchester, New Hampshire 1941
Enlisted Manchester, NH, USA 20 August 1942
Died 5 October 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Dusseldorf, suffered mechanical failure in P-51 44-13669 and crashed near Liege. Killed in Action (KIA). 5-Oct-44. MACR 9266.

Based East Wretham 7 November 1944 – 5 October 1944

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2016 14:30:06 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9266 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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