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2LT James Charles Clark

2LT James Charles Clark

Birth
Death 27 Nov 1944 (aged 24–25)
At Sea
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot Sec-1EC Lot-320 Grv-4
Memorial ID 50482092 · View Source
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Son of James Marshall Clark and Helen Byrd Clark.

Husband of Helen Marguerite McCool Clark.

James, who resided at 1608 North Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a 2nd Lieutenant, 28th Bomber Squadron,
19th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He was killed while serving as a navigator of a B-29 Super Fortress when it crashed in the Gulf of Mexico.

He had served for one year and two months at the time of his death.

Service # O2063363

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During a 3,000-mile out and back navigational training mission from Great Bend Army Airfield, Kansas, to Batista Field, Havana, Cuba, B-29 Superfortress (#42-24447) developed an engine fire in the number one portside motor.

Fist Lieutenant Eugene Hammond ordered a crew bailout over the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 17 miles south of Biloxi,
Mississippi.

He stayed at the controls, piloting solo and despite an engine falling away, brought the bomber in for an emergency landing at Keesler Field, near Biloxi.

(Crew Report & Story by: Tim Cook)

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The airmen lost were:

Clark, James C., 2nd Lt, Delaware
Gresham, Edwin H., 2nd Lt, Texas
Holland, Stacy F., Capt, North Carolina
Kelly, John F., 2nd Lt, Illinois
Kennedy, George J., Corp, Pennsylvania
Little, Richard H., Jr., Pfc, Indiana
Rife, Robert D., Pfc, Ohio
Schaeberle, John D., Corp, Pennsylvania

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 31 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50482092
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT James Charles Clark (1919–27 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50482092, citing Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .