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Clarence R Vinton


Mr. Vinton was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Grundy Center, son of Glenn and Florence Vinton. He received his education the Whitten Consolidated and was married on Oct.24, 1944, to Betty Bailey at Marysville, Kan.

He entered the United States Army Air Forces in January, 1944, and served four years with duty in England and Germany. He was discharged with the rank of Sergeant. A long time truck operator, he was active in community affairs, serving as a volunteer fireman for may years. He served as Whitten Town marshal from 1958 until the time of his death and was a member of the Grundy County Sheriff's Reserves.


Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...


Event Location Date
Born Grundy Center, Iowa 18 February 1924
Enlisted January 1944
Died Iowa City, Iowa 25 August 1971


Date Contributor Update
14 October 2021 14:22:29 Bombay Changes to biography

United States Air Force>United States Army Air Forces

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2020 21:10:53 timothymotz Changes to role, biography and events

Timothy Motz, from Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H); biography from

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:20 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster, Enlisted Men, as of 01 August 1945