SGT Clifton Estridge Karickoff

SGT Clifton Estridge Karickoff

Birth
West Virginia, USA
Death 22 Feb 1944 (aged 21)
Germany
Burial Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA
Plot SECTION MA SITE 29
Memorial ID 60364456 · View Source
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Clifton's last name was misspelled on this headstone.

It should be "Karickhoff" with an " h " which was used by the military, and is also shown on his Parent's headstone.
( see below family links )

This record is a "Cenotaph" in his honor.

Clifton is interred in the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, France.

" Click Here " for that record.

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Clifton served as a Sergeant & Gunner on B-24J #42-100253, 515th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Upshur County, West Virginia prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on October 19, 1942 in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Sales clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24J #42-100253 took off from San Pancrazio, Italy on a bombing mission over Regensburg, Germany. After the bombing mission was completed B-24J #42-100253, for an unknown reason, crashed into B-24D #42-72847 causing both aircraft to crash in Germany during the war.

Clifton was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 35740762

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-100253:

Arnold, Homer J, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, IN
Cannon, Oran K ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, TX
Englen, Robert J ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, IL
Evatt, Harold G ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, OK
Folkes, Thomas G ~ Sgt, Gunner, FL
Gumaer, Harry W, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Harvey, Laurence D Sgt, Gunner, ID
Karickhoff, Clifton E ~ Sgt, Gunner, WV
Meier, Rudolph C ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, OH
Rodoff, Joseph ~ Sgt, Gunner, NY

For airmen who perished on B-24J #42-72847 see:

Folck, Alfred C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, OH

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

Special thanks to:
ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!

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Inscription

SGT, 515 AAF BOMB SQ, 376 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 20 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60364456
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Clifton Estridge Karickoff (25 May 1922–22 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60364456, citing West Virginia National Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .