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Clifford M Hunt


Clifford Hunt served as an airplane mechanic/gunner with the 848th Bomb Squadron of the 490th Bomb Group. He kept a journal for the first 14 missions, but when he realized his handwriting was getting smaller and tighter with each entry, he quit writing. As a result of the war and his experience flying, he went to University of Southern California and studied psychology, specializing in what is now called PTSD. Until his death on 18 Feb 2018 (aged 95), he worked with veterans from all wars a VA Hospital in Arizona and has gathered bio interviews of many for the national archives.


Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 848th Bomb Squadron


  • 38-584

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Salt Lake City 7-Sep-40; Lowry 24-Jul-43; to Class 26 Hobbs. NM as aircraft mechanics' trainer; Written off 17-Oct-43. ...

  • 42-110033 Arizona Rambler

    B-24 Liberator
    29 March 1944, two B24s collided over Henham, a few miles from Halesworth airfield. 9 Crew of the 41-110033 died, and 7 of the 41-28590. During the rescue operations the bomb load of one of the Liberators exploded, killing 6 men from Halesworth.

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...


Event Location Date
Died Prescott, AZ, USA 18 February 2018

Died peacefully in his sleep after a short illness.


Date Contributor Update
18 February 2018 19:44:49 barbaradenz Changes to biography and events

His wife, Jean Taylor Rowe Hunt

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2017 19:15:34 barbaradenz Changes to biography

All info is provided to me (his eldest daughter) by Clifford M Hunt.

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2017 19:11:59 barbaradenz Changes to nickname, biography and aircraft associations

All documents and facts provided to me, his eldest daughter, by Clifford M Hunt.

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2017 19:06:15 barbaradenz Changes to highest rank and awards

Discharge papers for Clifford M Hunt

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2017 08:34:07 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, place associations and media associations

Connected up photos uploaded by Barbara Denz with Clifford M Hunt's record.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:29 AAM AAM ingest

490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia