Clinton “Curley” Stevenson was born in 1922, the son of Blake White Stevenson and Daisy Bell Grigsby.
He enlisted on November 23, 1940, in the Army Air Corps in Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA

He was assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. He was aboard C-47 #42-32918 (53d Troop Carrier Squadron, 61st Troop Carrier Group) when it was shot down by friendly fire from naval invasion forces during Operation MACKALL WHITE over Sicily.

Clinton G. Stevenson is buried at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri (82, 55B) together with Pvt. Robert E. Barnes, T/5 Richard O. Bartow, S/Sgt Vernon D. Best, Pfc. Charles A. Clevenger, T/5 Newton L. Crane, Pvt Russell W. Devore, Pfc. John C. Durham, F/O John Ehnot, T/5 Adrian J. Fillion, 2nd Lt Arnold R. Froom, Cpl John G. Guba, Pvt Alex Hardridge, 2nd Lt Hugh A. Henderson, Pfc Joseph Kopstein, Pfc Henry J. Kobak, T/4 Delmer C. Morrow, Pvt Clarence W. Schwark, Pfc Wilbert D. Sheffield, Sgt Albert G. Singleton and 1st Lt Hubert H. Washburn.

The Chattanooga times, November 18, 1949
Burial of S/Sgt Clinton G. (Curley) Stevenson, former St. Elmo youth who was killed in Sicily, has been set Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the Jefferson Memorial National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Blake W. Stevenson of Homestead, Fla., and formerly of St. Elmo, Sgt. Stevenson was among 420 American paratroopers who were shot down by their men in a tactical mistake during the Italian campaign. Sgt. Stevenson’s body is among a number scheduled for mass burial rites, his parents were informed. Sgt. Stevenson was a native Chattanooga. He attended North Chattanooga Junior High, Westbury (N.Y.) High School and Wingate (N.Y.) High School. He enlisted in the army on Nov. 19, 1941. His mother gained fame among the troops of Camp Forrest whom she called “my boys” and entertained in her home in honor of her own boys who were far from St. Elmo.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of death: 11 July 1943
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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