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Clifford F Moriarty Jr

Military

Ran out of fuel on return from a mission on 20 Feb 1944 in B-24J 42-100285 and crash landed at Woodlands Farm, Holbrook, Suffolk. He returned to duty.

Attacked by fighters en route and on the return from a mission to Brunswick, Germany, on 15 Mar 1944, B-24H 42-52332 'My Ass'Am Dragon', finally crashed near Den Hulst, Holland after most of the crew baled out. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-52332

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100285

    B-24 Liberator
    Ran out of fuel on return from a mission on 20 Feb 1944 and crash landed at Woodlands Farm, Holbrook, Suffolk. All crew returned to duty.

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 259

    15 March 1944
    The industrial areas of the secondary target of Brunswick, Germany. A combined force of 344 heavy bombers from 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows: ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Den Hulst, Nieuwleusen, Netherlands 15 March 1944

Attacked by fighters en route and on the return from a mission to Brunswick, Germany on 15 Mar 1944, B-24H 42-52332 'My Ass'Am Dragon', finally crashed near Den Hulst, Holland after most of the crew baled out.

Buried Elmwood Cemetery, 824 South Dudley Street, Memphis, TN 38104, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 13:39:13 general ira snapsorter Changes to suffix, highest rank, biography, awards, events, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Merged duplicate record to include information from :the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces; 44th Bomb Group, The Flying Eightballs, pg 33 (photo) / MACR 3220, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces.

Media and additional biographical information courtesy of Julia Mortenson.
http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3220 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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