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Eldon L Clark

Military

Killed On Duty

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38919

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 11/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-L] Snetterton 1/11/44; transferred 388BG Knettishall 2/11/44; crashed on take off a mile SE of Barningham with Walter Metz 31/5/45, 14 Killed On Duty; Salvaged.

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Died Barningham, UK 31 May 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2017 12:50:25 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-CLA02-...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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