Harold W. Clark

This was my Uncle Harold. From two newspaper clippings I have it states, " S-Sgt Harold W. Clark was awarded the Air Medal for participating in more than 25 flights over enemy territory. He was a serial gunner, Sergeant Clark operated under Maj. Gen. George E. Stratemeyer's allied east- -- air command in India. In another article, " T-Sgt Harold W. Clark, aerial engineer on a c-47 has been hospitalized for severe burns----following a crash landing February 15 in India. He entered the service with the army air corps December 2, 1942, receiving his training at Sheppard Field, Texas, and Fort Benning, GA. He attended school at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach prior to going overseas August 10, 1944, where he served with the First combat cargo squadron in India. he has flown on 25 missions over enemy territory and hold the Air Medal." It has been talked about in my family that when the aircraft crashed, he went in the burning plane and rescued all the men aboard the aircraft. He was burned all over his body and suffered the duration of his life after. I am sending for his military records. I can provide you copies of these articles if you like, and when I receive more information I would be happy to provide more. Thank you very much, Shelley Clark-Gaines








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