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William Douglas Clarke

Military

Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) 10-Dec-44.

Awards: 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. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 435th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Berkeley, CA, USA 24 November 1917

Son of Frank C and Kathryn [McCabe] Clarke.

Based Wattisham 1944 – 10 December 1944

Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Dunkirk, France 10 December 1944

Killed in Action (KIA) 10-Dec-44.

Buried Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2018 14:32:48 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/529847700-william-d-clarke
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56371675/william-douglas-clarke

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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