1944 — France
Clyde R Clark was born on; Aug. 12, 1922 Lansford Bottineau County North Dakota, USA Death: WWII /KIA 27 May,'44
Clyde; Staff Sergeant Clyde R. Clark, 567th Bomber Squadron, 389th Bomber Group, (Heavy), U.S. Army Air Forces KIA over Saarbrucken, Germany May 27, 1944 when the B24 Warchamp was shot down.
(From Charlene Clark McGowan (Neice) This is father/Clair Clark's younger brother "Clyde R Clark")
Clyde R. Clark
Entered the Service From: Missouri
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 567th Bomber Squadron, 389th Bomber Group, Heavy
Died: Saturday, May 27, 1944
Buried at: Lorraine American Cemetery
Location: St. Avold (Moselle), France
Plot: C Row: 16 Grave: 70
Awards: Purple Heart
~~~~~~~~~~ The B-24 Liberator WarChamp was hit by anti aircraft artillery
on 27th May, 1944 over Saarbrucken, Germany. Loren Reid was the pilot . This aircraft was stationed with the 389th Bomb Group in Hethel. The burning bomber dropped into one of the semi-detached houses in a town now known as Altenkessel, killing one man and injuring three children. While coming down, the parachuting crew were shot at from the ground.
From the crew, six were taken POW. The remaining four were
killed and the bodies found in the wreckage. Three of the crew
were found the same day of the crash, but the body of my uncle,
S/sgt Clyde R. Clark was not discovered until three days later.
The four men were buried in the cemetery of Altenkessel. Paul
Karpinko and Clyde were moved later to the American cemetery in St. Avold in Lothringen, while Edward Brun was transported to the U.S.
Much of this information was obtained through the website
of Klaus Zimmer.
MIA sent to Mr. Charles J Clark (Father) Rural Delivery, Holden Missouri