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Ernest B. Clark

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24415 Yankee Doodle II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 92BG Bangor 14/7/42; 414BS/97BG Polebrook 24/8/42; Maison Blanche 13/11/42; Tafaraoui 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; coll mid air with 25147, prop sheared part of tail off, crew man bailed out over Mediterranean Sea, with...

  • 41-9023 Yankee Doodle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17E ...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

  • Chateaudun-du-Rhumel

    Military site : airfield

  • Tafaraoui

    Military site : airfield

  • Biskra

    Military site : airfield

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2020 08:41:11 RickFlack Changes to place associations
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Updated by Rick Flack on August 20, 2020.

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2020 08:15:52 RickFlack Changes to aircraft associations
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Updated by Rick Flack on August 20, 2020.

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2020 08:11:28 RickFlack Changes to place associations
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Updated by Rick Flack on August 20, 2020.

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2020 08:03:34 RickFlack Changes to unit associations
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Updated by Rick Flack on August 20, 2020.

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2020 08:01:37 RickFlack Changes to service number, highest rank and role
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Updated by Rick Flack on August 20, 2020.

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2020 07:59:06 RickFlack Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname and nationality
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Updated by Rick Flack on August 20, 2020.

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