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T/Sgt. Clifton Leon Cleaver

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T/Sgt. Clifton Leon Cleaver

Birth
Christiana, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
28 Feb 1944 (aged 22)
France
Burial
Port Penn, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID
50519152 View Source

Clifton, who resided in Christiana, Delaware, served as a Technical Sergeant & Engineer/Top Turret Gunner on B-17G (#42-31751), 549th Bomber Squadron, 385th Bomber Group, 8th Army Air Corp, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on September 23, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as being employed as a Stock Clerk and as being Single, without dependents.

Clifton was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by enemy flak and crashed near Boulougne, France during the war.

He had served for one year and four months at the time of his death and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 32363949

Son of Orville Cleaver and Grace Cowgill Cleaver.

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Airmen who perished on B-17G (#42-31751):

Baird, Charles L ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, Oklahoma
Clark, Salter S, III ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, New Jersey
Cleaver, Clifton L ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Delaware
Gulley, James D ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, New Mexico
Heitmann, Lee R ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Texas
Henig, Edward ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, New York
Kalenkoski, William C ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, Pennsylvania
Mullins, Joseph F, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Massachusetts

Airmen who became POW's from B-17G (#42-31751):

Barber, Alfred G ~ Left Waist Gunner
Canton, Arthur H ~ Bombardier

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

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Clifton, who resided in Christiana, Delaware, served as a Technical Sergeant & Engineer/Top Turret Gunner on B-17G (#42-31751), 549th Bomber Squadron, 385th Bomber Group, 8th Army Air Corp, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on September 23, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as being employed as a Stock Clerk and as being Single, without dependents.

Clifton was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by enemy flak and crashed near Boulougne, France during the war.

He had served for one year and four months at the time of his death and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 32363949

Son of Orville Cleaver and Grace Cowgill Cleaver.

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Airmen who perished on B-17G (#42-31751):

Baird, Charles L ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, Oklahoma
Clark, Salter S, III ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, New Jersey
Cleaver, Clifton L ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Delaware
Gulley, James D ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, New Mexico
Heitmann, Lee R ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Texas
Henig, Edward ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, New York
Kalenkoski, William C ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, Pennsylvania
Mullins, Joseph F, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Massachusetts

Airmen who became POW's from B-17G (#42-31751):

Barber, Alfred G ~ Left Waist Gunner
Canton, Arthur H ~ Bombardier

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

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