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Sgt Clyde Harold Breckenridge

Sgt Clyde Harold Breckenridge

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 May 1944 (aged 19–20)
Germany
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 34 Site 4727
Memorial ID 15168178 · View Source
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Son of George Clyde Breckenridge and Pearl Anna Learn Breckenridge.

Clyde, who resided at 2607 Madison Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Sergeant & Gunner on B-24 (#42-110151) 857th Bomber Squadron, 492nd Bomber Group, Eightth Air Force, U.S. Army during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on January 20, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Machinist and also as Single, without dependents.

Clyde was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was shot down over Hanover, Germany during the war. He was awarded a Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on March 7, 1950.

Service # 32488159

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Crew that perished on B-24 (#42-110151):

Anderson, Kermit W ~ 2nd Lt, New York
Breckenridge, Clyde H ~ Sgt, Gunner, Delaware
Hernandez, Elias M ~ S/Sgt, Texas
McMullen, Wesley F ~ S/Sgt, Connecticut
Murray, Alvin M. ~ 2nd Lt, California
Stillflew, Lowell S ~ S/Sgt, Illinois

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Hope
  • Added: 6 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15168178
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Clyde Harold Breckenridge (1924–19 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15168178, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .