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SSGT Clarence E Pierce

Birth
Connecticut, USA
Death 6 Mar 1945 (aged 25–26)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets Of The Missing
Memorial ID 170664872 · View Source
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Clarence served as a Staff Sergeant & Engineer / Gunner on B-25J #43-28127, 500th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New Haven County, Connecticut prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 19, 1942 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the mechanical treatment of metals and also as Single, without dependents.

Clarence was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-25 was hit by enemy anti-aircraft flak and crashed at sea during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 31066480

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Airmen who perished on B-25J #43-28127:

Barnes, Jack L ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, NE
Hinton, James B ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, TX
Kuhn, Lloyd M ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Moore, James R ~ 2nd Lt, Nav/Bomb, WV
Pierce, Clarence E ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, CT
Van Etten, Francis J ~ Corp, Radio Operator, NY

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Janice Hollandsworth for finding that this record was not recorded at Manila!

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SSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 28 Sep 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 170664872
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Clarence E Pierce (1919–6 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 170664872, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .