2Lt Louis Dale Clark, Sr

2Lt Louis Dale Clark, Sr

Birth
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Death 19 Nov 1944 (aged 27)
Philippines
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Husband of Minnie A. Clark who resided in Modesto, California.

Louis serve as a Second Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24J #44-41258, 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Stanislaus County, California & was a member of the California National Guard prior to the war.

His National Guard unit was called into full time active Army service on March 3, 1941, prior to the war, from Modesto, California. He was noted, at that time, as being employed as a Mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

He was married sometime after his unit was activated.

B-24J #44-41258 took off, with a crew of 10, from Mokmer Airfield, Biak, Numfor Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia on a strike mission over Libby Airfield, Mindanao, Philippines.

B-24J #44-41258 was last seen near the target but was not seen again and did not return to base. The entire crew was lost on this mission.

Louis was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O1297840

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #44-41258:

Boettcher, James E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, WI
Clark, Louis D ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CA
Cunningham, John R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WI
Gibson, Robert J ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY
Heerey, James T ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, PA
Marino, Philip J ~ Sgt, Nose Gunner, LA
Millner, William M ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Rivers, Jewel A ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, AL
Tata, Ambrozio B ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, OH
Wachal, Gerald J ~ FO, Navigator, IA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56754868
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Louis Dale Clark, Sr (14 Oct 1917–19 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56754868, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .