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Charles A Clark

Military

Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Munster in B-17 42-30725 'Aw-R-Go'; shot down 10-Oct-43. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1028

Awards: PH.

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  • Frank Murphy

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Wounded in Action on 10 October 1943, when his aircraft B-17 Flying Fortress 42-30725 nicknamed "AW-R-Go" was shot down on a mission over Munster. Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III, Sagan; Stalag VIIA, Moosburg (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse...

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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. ...

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30725 'AW-R-GO'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 17/7/43; Love Fd 7/8/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Z] Thorpe Abbotts 3/9/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with Capt Chas Cruikshank, Co-pilot: Glen Graham, Navigator: Capt Frank Murphy, Bombardier...

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Highland Park, Illinois, USA 9 April 1921
Enlisted Chicago, IL 6 May 1942

Chicago, Illinois

Based Thorpe Abbotts 1943 – 10 October 1943

Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Munster, Germany 10 October 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Munster in B-17 42-30725 'Aw-R-Go'; shot down 10-Oct-43. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1028

Buried Lienen Cemetery, Germany 11 October 1943

Interred
Lienen Cemetery

Buried Saint Marys Cemetery Highland Park, Lake County, IL September 1949

Re-Interred
Saint Marys Cemetery
Highland Park, Lake County, Illinois

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2020 20:45:04 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28604638
https://www.fold3.com/image/318916697
https://www.fold3.com/record/89669142-charles-a-clark
https://www.fold3.com/record/702699945-clark-charles-a
https://www.fold3.com/record/702409318-clark-charles-a
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/63473769/charles-a-clark

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 22:07:37 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1028 / MACR 1028, Losses of 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 325 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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