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Enlisting on 20 August 1942, Lt. Clifford L. Bartlett flew with the 368th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, from 11 July 1944 through 5 October 1944 when he was KIA on his 28th combat mission.



  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter 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

    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.


  • Clifford Bartlett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    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.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
14 May 2019 19:16:40 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Photo archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg, 359th Fighter Group Historian.