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Luther E Clark


Flew on the 'Lucky Penny 1 & II
Became a B-29 instructor pilot after returning from Europe.
Retired from Eastern Air Lines in June 1981. In retirement he had a motorhome with a painting on the back of his B-24 returning over the white cliffs of Dover.



  • Nicholas Radosevich

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Radosevich was the assigned captain of crew 41, which was designated a 'model' crew and intended to train other crews joining the 734th Bomb Squadron. Before travelling to the UK, he was given Penelope, a cocker spaniel, who inspired the name of his...

Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-52169 Lucky Penny

    B-24 Liberator
    The aircraft was named Lucky Penny after Penelope, the pet dog of pilot Nicholas Radosevich. The nose art was also painted in her likeness. ...

  • 42-95312 Lucky Penny

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 734th Bomb Squadron, 453rd Bomb Group. The aircraft completed its first mission on 9 May 1944. It was the second aircraft to be named Lucky Penny after Penelope, the pet dog of Pilot Nicholas Radosevich. ...


Event Location Date
Died Atlanta, Georgia 30 September 2003


Date Contributor Update
28 December 2017 20:56:56 brownie Changes to biography and events


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:25 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000