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Clement S Badeau

Military

Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Underwood crew member, B-24 Liberator 41-11921 'Northern Star' 'Doc', flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over Bulgaria.

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Woonsocket, Rhode Island firefighter for 29 years.

Service

People

  • Glen Underwood

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Pilot of B-24 Liberator 41-11921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 343rd Bomb Squadron

    343rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

Aircraft

  • 41-11921 'Northern Star' 'Doc'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over Bulgaria.

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

Associated Place

  • Benina

    Military site : airfield

  • Berca

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fortierville, Quebec, Canada 2 February 1919

Son of James and Odila [Charland] Badeau.

Enlisted Providence, RI 20 January 1942

Providence, Rhode Island

Assigned Benghazi, Libya 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 20 July 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Woonsocket, RI 7 July 1999
Buried Saint Jean the Baptist Cemetery, Bellingham, Norfolk County, MA 10 July 1999

Saint Jean the Baptist Cemetery
Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2020 11:26:30 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/657966896
https://www.fold3.com/record/3590558-clement-s-badeau
https://www.fold3.com/record/83381286-clement-s-badeau
https://www.fold3.com/record/624659783-clement-badeau-1919
Out of the Desert By John E. Blundell
https://www.98bg.org/badeau-clement-b4165-98bg.cfm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155469184/clement-s-badeau

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2020 20:30:15 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 15:38:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

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