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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Rank:
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces 1
Birth:
1919 2
Georgia 2
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Full Name:
Clyde D Reeves 1
Birth:
1919 2
Georgia 2
Male 2
Death:
Buried: Buried at: Plot A Row 9 Grave 27<BR>Sicily-Rome American Cemetery<BR>Nettuno, Italy 1
Death: 15-Jun-44 1
Death Date: 15 Jun 1944 1
Memorial Cemetery: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery 1
Memorial Country: Nettuno, Italy 1
Memorial Location: Plot A Row 9 Grave 27 1
Residence:
State: Alabama 1
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Birth:
Mother: Linnie M Reeves 2
Father: James M Reeves 2
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World War II 1

Rank:
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces 1
Service Number:
O-559330 1
Regiment:
438th Bomber Squadron, 319th Bomber Group, Medium 1

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Lt Clyde Reeves, 319th BG, 438th Squad Comm. Officer DNB

Sardinia, Italy

321st Bomb Group, 446th Bomb Squadron Earl Register was Clyde's best friend  all through school.  Earl became a B-25 Mitchell Bomber master-mechanic and his friend Lt Clyde Reeves who served 13 Months in the MTO as Communications Officer for the 319th Bomb Group, ____ Bomb Squad.  B-26's out of Sardinia, Italy at that time. 

319thBG,438thBS, Clyde D Reeves KIA 15 June, 1944
AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION Clyde D. Reeves
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces Service # O-559330
438th Bomber Squadron, 319th Bomber Group, Medium
Entered the Service from: Alabama Died: 15-Jun-44
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
More on Clyde Reeves from The Dothan Eagle:(Alabama Newspaper)
Reeves Decorated Before His Death. Word has been received here that First Lieutenant Clyde D Reeves of Dothan, before his death in a plane crash June 15, in Sardinia, helped to earn the (DUC) distinguished unit ribbon after serving overseas for 13 months as squadron communications officer with a Bomb Group of B-26 Marauders which President Roosevelt twice cited for outstanding performance of duty in action.(REEVES was on board that day for "Flying Time").
Capt Arthur N Riegel was one very well-loved man. The Commanding Officer of the 438th Squadron of the 319th Bomb Group. "Art" had completed 72 Combat Missions in the B-26 Marauder "Lonesome Polecat" (Battle Number 41) Famous for her flying 101 Combat Sorties! C.O. Capt. Riegel was waiting to go home when a tragic and unforeseen accident took the lives of Art and his Crew of 5 men. On 15 June, 1944, it was a different B-26 "test hop", a "Buzz" job on the bathing beach at Cagliari Harbor in the Mediterranean. A common and fun activity....only 'high-noon' cast no shadow, he saw the concrete pole but pulled up too late and tipped the wing causing the ship to spin and explode. A sad and tragic loss, God Bless our brave men.
Barbi Ennis Connolly, 319th BG Historian in the 57th Bomb Wing. PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com

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