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Ames, Clyde F.

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Clyde F. Ames.

Unit/Placed in, 71st Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group (Heavy).


Clyde is born approx. on 1920 in Washington.

Father, Eugene E. Ames.

Mother, Ina L. Ames.

Brother(s), Richard D Wilbur R. Martin W. and Dean S. Ames.

Spouse, Sarah F. (Holman) Ames.


Clyde enlisted the service in California with service number # 0+764580.


Clyde‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

2nd Lt.          George B. Kurth                Pilot

2nd Lt.          Clyde F. Ames                   Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Louis Bruno Jr.                 Bombardier/Navigator

Sgt.              James F. Kirby                  Radio Operator/Gunner

T/Sgt.          Wilson M. McLaurin           Engineer/Gunner

S/Sgt.           Walter Waskewich             Armored Gunner

Major           Forrest Kenner                 Observer/passenger

Capt.            James J. Ferrell                Observer/passenger

1st Lt.           Robert C. Nancolas            Observer/passenger

1st Lt.           John F. Reardon               Observer/passenger



Clyde was KIA when a other plane was hit by Anti-Aircraft Fire and collided with his plane on May 6, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Clyde is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Oakville Pioneer Cemetery, Oakville, Grays, Harbor County, Washington, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.sunsetters38bg.com/

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

71st Bomber Squadron
38th Bomber Group
38th Bomber Group Squadrons
His rank Second Lieutenant