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Clinton H Caverne

Military

Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

In Memoriam

'Lt. Caverne a partner in transition B-24 Training at [illegible] KS, 1943. A Fine man and a good friend, lost somewhere over the North Sea. The ladies on the base including my wife, (men too) called him-"A Real Gentleman"!'
Remembered by Malcom O Dike Garden Grove, CA

Service

People

  • James Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52555 "Ol' Tom Cat", Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Stephen Forton

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 42-52555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Rolfe Lund

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 42-52555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Mulkern

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John O'Brien

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52555 'Ol' Tom Cat', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Gordon Sinclair

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Wentz

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Wayne Zierk

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Ditched in the North Sea 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Detroit, Michigan, USA 1920
Enlisted Detroit, MI, USA 1942

7141 Ferry Park

Enlisted Detroit, MI, USA 10 April 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 9 April 1944

Lost after having to ditch B-24H-15-FO #42-52555 in the North Sea due to battle damage.

Buried 1945

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Tablets of the Missing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2015 02:42:07 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2014 11:25:28 Emily Changes to service number, memoriam, awards, events and place associations
Sources

Malcom O Dike , via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.

Page at ABMC

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3843 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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