1943 — Germany
Clint Joined the AAC 14 March, 1942 from Portland Oregon.
Lt Clint Gruber was a B-24 Liberator Pilot for the 93rd Bomb Group, 329th Bomb Squadron, The MIGHTY 8th Air Force !
He and his crew were shot-down in B-24 D #42-40769 the "Iron Ass". He flew as Co-Pilot that day and of his Crew of 10, only one man died "S/Sgt Harry E Beyerman" Tail-Gunner. Clint's MIA went to his Father, Mr Peter A Gruber, Silver Lake, Oregon.
He would later find that Clint had survived the Bail-out and was in Stalag Luft 1.
Clint would make his Career in Broadcasting and was the Director of OMSI, a Science Museum. He was in the Reserves for some of his duty and did retire as a Lt Col.
Clint is a friend of James H Sharp, Jr. James' Dad/James Sharp, Sr. was also in the 329th Bomb Squadron, flying in the B-24 Minerva. James and his new "pal" Clint meet for breakfast each Tuesday at 10 AM at Tom's Pancake House. James is learning a lot about WWII and what his Dad might have seen and done in the B-24 out of England. This is a great new shared friendship, both are enjoying their time together.