Capt Clyde Henry Webb Jr.

Capt Clyde Henry Webb Jr.

Webster County, Kentucky, USA
Death 26 Aug 1942 (aged 25)
Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Tablets of the Missing - United States Army and Army Air Forces
Memorial ID 56771883 View Source

Transcribed from Flowers Left for Clyde Webb:
"Clyde Henry Webb, Jr. was born September 13, 1916. He served with the 93rd Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, Heavy and is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea. Captain Webb was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal and Purple Heart." She then states "Your sacrifice will never be forgotten, Clyde. Rest In Peace."--Jill.

Update Memorial Day, 2018
Thank you to Russ Pickett for the following information, left on December 11th, 2017:
Cpt. Clyde Webb was the Pilot of B-17 #41-24354 which crashed into Milne Bay, Philippines on 26 August 1942.

I did some research and this is what I found:
1930 U S Census, most likely conducted in early to mid -June, 1930
Location: Eldorado, Saline County, Illinois
Household composition:
(Male) Parent-- Clyde Webb, age 36, b.1894 in Kentucky
(Female) Parent-- Willard Webb, age 32, b.1898 in Kentucky
Child--- Clyde Webb, age 13, b.1916/7 in Kentucky
Child--- Wilma Webb, age 9, b.1921 in Illinois
Mother of male parent-- Katherine Webb, age 73, b.1857 in Kentucky. Widowed. Her Father's birthplace, England. Her Mother's birthplace, Virginia.

Nov 5th, 2011 As Veteran's Day approaches, let it be known that "Captain Webb was married on June 12th, 1940, after his graduation from West Point to a beautiful young lady by the name of Miss Patricia Braun, and her father was big in Peoria politics because he was an Alderman from the 7th Ward and other things, and she was employed at Methodist Hospital in the Children's Ward as a Supervisor. After her husband's death, Mrs. Webb joined the U S Army as an Officer in the Nurse Corps, and was stationed at Davis-Monthan in Tucson, Arizona. She was active during the War, but it was hard to trace her movements afterwards." This wonderful piece of information is courtesy of David C. and Paula Henderson, Peoria, Illinois *Thank you so much*

1940 US Census became available this year and Clyde Henry Webb was listed at West Point Academy in Highlands Town, Orange Co, New York on Apr 11, 1940. I also, by the way, located his father's World War I Draft Registration card from Webster Co., Kentucky, dated 1917. He was married and had one child, his son, Clyde, Jr. His father was a machinist at the Diamond Coal Co., a mining company in Providence, Webster Co., Kentucky, having light brown hair & blue eyes.
Updated Oct 19, 2012.
I searched again through Find A Grave's records and was unable to find any burial sites for Patricia Webb in the United States or in the International Wargraves Project. I am certain the above mentioned family is Clyde H. Webb Jr's family as I have not been able to find any other records in the LDS records or Find A Grave records. If anyone has any further information I would appreciate being advised of it via Captain Webb's memorial site or my email address. Thank you and happy searching.
With all sincerity,
Kathie L.Webb Blair
Portland, Oregon, USA
daughter of WWII Army Air Corps Vet, Robert Leon Webb, Jr.

My father, Robert Leon Webb, Jr., has passed away, joining the countless men and women who fought bravely in World War II. He was born Oct 8, 1924 and died July 9, 2015. He lived 90 yrs., 9 months and 1 day. Memorial #248924167.

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Illinois.