Henry C. Clark, born 1 April 1923. Son of Patrick Monroe Clark and Myrtle Grace Emert. He attended Dobyns-Bennett High School when he enlisted in 1942. He was overseas since June, 1944. He was in the National Guard before being transferred to the Air Corps. A brother, Pvt. Carroll Clark served in the Combat Engineers.
He is buried in Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Lorraine, France

Lieutenant Clark was reported missing in action August 15, 1944, from a mission to Wiesbaden, Germany. He was a crew member of a B-17 last known to be in the vicinity of Bitburg, Germany, when the formation was attacked by enemy aircraft.

Aircraft B-17G with serial number 42-31423-M departed from Molesworth in England on a bombardment mission to Wiesbaden, Germany.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Henry C. Clark
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Gilbert P. Vesy
Navigator, 2nd Lt Ralph J. Davies
Bombardier, F/O Earl E. Brosius
Waist Guner, Sgt Cyrus S. Cruttenden
Top Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Harold P. Scott
Radio Gunner, S/Sgt Frederick Roswal
Ball Turret Gunner, Sgt Charles A. Sikora Jr.
Tail Gunner, Sgt Edwin W. Bjorn

Picture: Standing from left to right
1st Lt Henry C. Clark, 2nd Lt Gilbert P. Vesy, F/O Earl E. Brosius, 2nd Lt Ralph J. Davies, Sgt Charles A. Sikora Jr.
Kneeling from left to right
Sgt Robert L. Schlotterbeck (not on the mission to Wiesbaden), S/Sgt Frederick Roswal, Sgt Edwin W. Bjorn, S/Sgt Harold P. Scott, Sgt Cyrus S. Cruttenden

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 April 1923
  • Date of death: 15 August 1944
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 427th Bomber Squadron, 303rd Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold (Moselle), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Middle Panel
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