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Clarence Milton Burkett

Military

Assigned 346BS, 99BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer 2-Dec-44 flak, crashed Ratibor. Killed in Action. MACR 10030.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Harvey Webb

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 99th Bomb Group
    Assigned 346BS, 99BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer 2-Dec-44 flak, crashed Ratibor. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10030. Awards: PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 833rd Bomb Squadron
  • 346th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6182

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 25/5/44; Hunter 13/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 346BS/99BG Tortorella 5/7/44; Missing in Action 51m Blechhammer 2/12/44 with Harvey Webb, Timberlake, Oonk, Pepon, Monroe, Corns, Freeman, Burkett, Manzer, Brousseau; flak hit Oxygen...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kansas City, MO 4 December 1913

NoK: Mother Myrtle Francis Kennedy.

Lived in Los Angeles, CA October 1940
Enlisted Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, CA 21 October 1940

Fort MacArthur
San Pedro, California

Based Tortorella 1944 – 2 December 1944

Assigned 346BS, 99BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Ratibor, Poland 2 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer 2-Dec-44 flak, crashed Ratibor. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10030.

Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Lemay, St Louis County, MO 1946

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay,
St Louis County, Missouri

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2021 10:20:32 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/631614624
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43546676/clarence-m-burkett

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2021 10:19:34 Al_Skiff Changes to awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/631614624
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43546676/clarence-m-burkett

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2021 11:58:46 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and unit associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
19 November 2018 12:01:49 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/record/84948840-clarence-m-burkett
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43546676/clarence-m-burkett

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