S/Sgt. Clarence Mooneyham was the bombardier on a B-17 bomber, which departed from Molesworth, England, on a bombing mission to Leipzig, Germany, 6 April 1945. While over the target, about 9:45 a.m., the aircraft collided in mid air with another airplane, damaging the tail assembly, number three engine, and propeller. The plane was seen to fall into a spin and disappear from view.
-Submitted by Jack F. De Sabla
360th Bomber Squadron, 303rd Bomber Group, Heavy
Clarence Mooneyham was a crew member on aircraft B-17 G with serial number 44-8647.
Pilot, 2nd Lt Howard C. Lacker
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Alexander T. Kacus
Navigator, 2nd Lt James B. O`Neil
Bombardier, S/Sgt Clarence J. Mooneyham
Tail Turret Guner, S/Sgt Francis E. Bratcher
Radio Operator/Gunner, T/Sgt Lane Foster
Ball Turret Gunner, Sgt Robert R. Reynolds
Tail Gunner, Sgt Louis V. Garbarino Jr.
Spt Jammer, Sgt Oscar F. Bonner Jr.
Picture of Lt Juns and crew of the 360th Bomber Squadron, 303rd Bomber Group based in England, pose in front of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 30 March 1945. Clarence J. Mooneyham is second on the left (kneeling).
- Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Date of birth: 16 December 1921
- Date of death: 6 April 1945
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 360th Bomber Squadron, 303rd Bomber Group, Heavy
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
- Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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