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George Wilbur Clearwater Jr

Military

Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Jacob Arzouian

    Military | Corporal | Radio / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Horace Bunting

    Military | Corporal | Engineer / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Elmer Dash

    Military | Colonel | Tail Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • John Ford

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Richard Menius

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Original member of Clearwater crew, not aboard B-26 42-96207 when crew was lost in mid air collision. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edward Thompson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in either B-26 42-34212 or 42-96207 No MACR as accident ( Clearly a replacement, as not from either of the original crew lists) Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. ...

  • Milton Waters

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in either B-26 42-34212 or 42-96207. No MACR as accident (Clearly a replacement, as not from either of the original crew lists) Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. ...

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-96207

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed pilot 2Lt George W Clearwater Jr KIA 18-Dec-44.

Associated Place

  • Boreham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed. ...

  • Epinoy, France

    Crash site
    On 18 DEC 1944, two B-26s of the 394th BG were involved in a mid-air collision (Category 4 Damage) over Epinoy, France (ALG A-75). Both flight crews perished. except Radio-Gunner, T/Sgt Charles Lipscomb. He was ejected from his seat while waiting to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Syracuse, NY 17 October 1923

Son of George W Snr and Hazel L
Clearwater.

Lived in Baltimore, MD 1941
Enlisted Miami Beach, FL 26 February 1943
Died Epinoy, France 18 December 1944

Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44.

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2018 13:14:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56280138/george-w-clearwater

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