SSgt Clarence W Dickerson

SSgt Clarence W Dickerson

Birth
West Virginia, USA
Death 15 Jul 1944 (aged 22–23)
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Memorial ID 56782037 · View Source
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During a 15 July 1944 bombing raid over Yap Island, B-24J 44-40555 (Diederich plane) and B-24J 42-73119 (Sylor plane) collided in mid-air while being chased by Japanese planes. While the accounts of the details of the collision vary significantly, there is no evidence of survival of any of the 22 men.

Efforts to locate that wreckage and others have been made by Pat Ranfranz, who lost his uncle over Yap Island on 25 June 1944. He has tirelessly searched for the planes and 129 men still missing. Read more about his project at http://www.missingaircrew.com/.

(Information provided by Sharon Crowley Connor (FaG #47762508), daughter of SGT William E Crowley, armorer- gunner, FaG Mem# 56769956.)

Gravesite Details Entered the service from West Virginia.

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  • Maintained by: Sharon Crowley Connor
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56782037
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Clarence W Dickerson (1921–15 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56782037, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Sharon Crowley Connor (contributor 47762508) .