Clarence served as a Private First Class, 59th Airways and Communication Service Group, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
He resided in Cook County, Illinois prior to the war.
Clarence was a passenger on C-47A #42-23870 that was assigned to the 54th Troop Carrier Squadron, U.S. Army Air Forces.
C-47A #42-23870 took off, with a crew of 4 & 5 passengers, from Cape Field, Fort Glen, Alaska on a transport mission to Shemya Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. They were last heard from by radio as being approximately 30 miles west of Fort Glenn. After that radio contact they were not seen nor heard from again and believed to have crashed at sea due to severe weather turbulence in the area.
Clarence was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.
Service # 36618502
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Airmen who perished on C-47A #42-23870:
Edwards, Frederick A ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NC
Hand, Robert F ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, NC
Hattenbach, Alfred D ~ Pfc, Passenger, PA
Moeller, Clarence A ~ Pfc, Passenger, IL
Norman, John C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IA
Renstrom, Gerhard N ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, MN
Rhea, John E ~ Pfc, Passenger, VA
Rogers, Charles H, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, ME
Stephens, Delmar R ~ Pvt, Passenger, MI
( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )
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