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Clifford Hendrickson

Military

Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB).

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • George Bruer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top turret / Engineer | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

  • Edmund Fitzgerald

    Military | Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

  • Walter Graves

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

  • George Hawley

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

  • Joseph Kilmer

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

  • Robert Riedel

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

  • David Williams

    Civilian | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 749th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38812

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [U] Glatton 17/10/44; ...

Missions

  • 756

    19 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dubois County, IN, USA 4 October 1917
Lived in Illinois, USA 1942
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 1 October 1942
Based Glatton 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried December 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Died Rollright, UK 23 December 1944

Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB).

Buried Ireland, IN 47546, USA 1948

Re-Interred
Shiloh Cemetery
Ireland
Dubois County
Indiana

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2016 20:25:05 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84458294_clifford_hendrickson/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/638356310_clifford_hendrickson/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/317303504/?terms=Clifford%20Hendrickson
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24565466

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.457thbombgroup.org/roster/Hnames.html

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