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Clarence Parker Air Force

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Assigned: 8th Air Force, 390th bomb group, 570 squadron
Location of Service: Europe
Gender: male
Military Position: B-17 Gunner
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  1943 Drafted 1943 into the Army Air Corps. Was a gunner on a B-17 in England. 8th Air Force, 390th bomb group, 570 squadron. Flew 35 missions, got shot down on 31st mission. First mission was on D-Day in Normandy. Plan was called The Bad Egg. On 31st, over Dusseldorf, Germany, 5 of 11 B-17 got knocked out only two made it back. Plane caught on fire and knocked out three of the four engines and through everything out. Was able to find a small airstrip to crash land in France. Then came home to teach gunnery school and got married to the neighbor girl.

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