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Clayton M Croft


Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collison and crashed at Hoorn in B-17 42-107070


Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107070 North Star

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 11/2/44; Gr Island 13/2/44; Grenier 4/3/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-A] Framlingham 17/3/44; (28m). ...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...


Event Location Date
Born Shenandoah, IA 51601, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Hollland 7 July 1944
Buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, IA 51601, USA


Date Contributor Update
13 April 2016 15:27:52 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and media associations

Correction to birth place from

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:25 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7368 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database