Henry Clay Patrick III Died non Battle

1st Lt Patrick and S/Sgt Shanks, along with co-pilot 1/Lt Charles L Grunder, were killed in a crash at Margaretting, England while on a test hop on April 27, 1944, flying Aircraft B-26B with serial number 41-31907 TQ-H.

U.S. Army Air Forces, 559th Bomber Squadron, 387th Bomber Group, Medium
Buried at Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England
Attended Knoxville High School
Parents: Henry C. Patrick and Nora Patrick
Siblings: Buella J. Patrick, Phros A. Patrick
Born in 1919
Enlisted on January 15, 1942, in Elmira, NY

The Knoxville Journal, May 7, 1944
FirstLt. H.C. Patrick III, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Patrick, 2535 Parkview Avenue, died April 27 in England, according to a War Department message received by the parents. He was a pilot on a B-25 plane and operated from a base in England. He had been there since 1943. Lt. Patrick had been on many missions over enemy territory. He was a graduate of University of Tennessee and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

Pictures from the University of Tennessee Yearbook 1941

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 August 1919
  • Date of death: 27 April 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 559th Bomber Squadron, 387th Bomber Group, Medium
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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