Claude Maximillian “Mac” Clements

October 22, 1922 – April 10, 1945

 Sergeant – U. S. Army Air Corps

8th. Air Force, 453rd. Bombardment Group

Claude Clements was born on 22 October 1922 in Saxe, Charlotte Co., VA., the son of Felix Woodson and Annie Colgate Clements.  He enlisted in the National Guard on 16 September 1940, at Lynchburg, Virginia, and was assigned to the Coast Artillery Group, a mine laying operation. He was later assigned to the 453rd. Bombardment Group, attached to the 8th. Air Force, operating in the European Theater as a Top Turret Gunner. He was based in England.  His aircraft crashed returning from a mission over Baden-Wurttenburg, Germany, and his body found in a field near the wreckage. The following is written in the "Individual Casualty Questionnaire File No. 13897 " at debriefing " Where was he when last seen?  " We found his body in a nearby field." 

Squadron Patch for the 453rd. Bomb Squadron (Heavy)   -   Turret Gunner Insigna

 Patch for the 8th. Air Force

B-24 Liberator (Heavy)

Date Loss, Type, serial, Name, Pilot, Crashplace, Country-Code 

450410, B-24, 42-51089, Star Eyes, Powell Jr, Wittenberge, D