Clarence E Masters

Clarence E Masters

North Carolina, USA
Death 26 Jul 1944 (aged 21–22)
Burial Rosman, Transylvania County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 101618043 · View Source
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AGE: 22 Years

VETERAN: Seaman, First Class, U.S. Navy Reserve, Missing in Action, World War II. Air transport Lost with 26 People Aboard: Plane Carrying 18 War Wounded Vanished between Iceland and Newfoundland en route to Mitchell Field.

MILITARY MEMORIAL, Find A Grave Memorial# 56287166
LOCATED AT: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial (Also known as: Madingley American Cemetery Cambridge), Madingley Road [ A1303], Coton, Cambridgeshire England, Postal Code: CB3 7PH. SEE: S1C Clarence E Masters

THIS IS THE FAMILY MEMORIAL located in Transylvania County, NC

Clarence E. Masters

Death Date: 26 Jul 1944
Cemetery: Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery <-----
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Memorial at Cambridge, England

War: World War II
Awards: Purple Heart
Title: Seaman, First Class
Rank: Seaman, First Class
Service: U.S. Navy
Division: United States Naval Reserve
Data Source: World War II Honor Roll

FACTS CONCERNING DEATH: Air transport lost with 26 people aboard. Plane carrying 18 war wounded vanishes between Iceland and Newfoundland en route to Mitchell Field.
Source: The Ogden Standard Examiner, 30 July 1944, page 1. (Washington Associated Press Report)

Those lost and listed in newspaper accounts on this aircraft were:
2nd Lt. Catherine R. Price (flight nurse)
Pvt. Laverne W. Henning, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Radio Man Norvie B. Tinney, USN, Elkins, West Virginia (Served on LCI 237 at Normandy)
Seaman 2nd Class Carl E. Atwell, USN,Wellsburg West Virginia
Seaman 1st Class Clarence E. Masters, USN, <-----
Brevard, North Carolina

Tech 5 Andrew V. Banken, Brooklyin, New York
Pvt. Robert C. Bowman, Lafayette, Georgia
Flt Officer Frank L. Cotropia, Hearne, Texas
Pvt. William L. Diskin, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Lt. Malcolm W. Gary, USA, Raymond, Mississippi

Pvt. Camillo Gonzales, Kennedy, Texas
TEC 4 Edler W. Gosselin, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pvt. Willie D. Greenawalt, USA, Kline West Virginia
2nd Lt. Charles F. Kohl, Jr., Las Vegas, New Mexico
Lt. George Lavenson, USA Atlanta, Georgia (E Company, 506th Infantry Regiment, one of the "Band of Brothers")

Pvt. Arthur L. Pounds, Elida, New Mexico
SSgt. Stephen F. Spetz, Freeland, Pennsylvania
2nd Lt. Gerald Trenton, Cumberland, Maryland
TEC 3 Frank W. Sorrells, USA, Fairfield, Virginia
Lt. Col. Leon R. Vance, Arkansas City, Kansas

Crewmen were: (Transcontinental and West air crew hired by the U.S. Government to transport wounded)
Captain Robert W. Funkhouser, pilot, Arlington, Virginia
1st. Officer Howard R. Latimer, co-pilot, Alexandria, Virginia
Rayburn Darst, flight engineer, Alexandria, Virginia
Harold Holman, Alexandria, Virginia
Harry B. Cumberland, radio operator, Alexandria, Virginia






Name: Clarence E Masters
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1922
Birthplace: North Carolina
Race: White
Home in 1930: Rosman, Transylvania, North Carolina
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Luther Masters
Father's Birthplace: South Carolina
Mother's Name: Ellis Masters
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
Household Members:
Luther Masters 56
Ellis Masters 51
Earl C Masters 18
Grady U Masters 17
Woodroe Masters 11
Clarence E Masters 8

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  • Added: 2 Dec 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 101618043
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clarence E Masters (1922–26 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 101618043, citing Whitmire Cemetery, Rosman, Transylvania County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & JR BLANTON (contributor 47369283) .