Clarence G. College

S/Sgt    33257076    613th
1919 - 1943

Right Waist Gunner onboard 42-31064 (Hey Lou)

Madingley cemetery, Camebridge, England.
Wall of missing
1919 - 1943

     Clarence was born Feb 17, 1919, BroadTop Township, Bedford County, PA.
     He was a graduate of Broad Top High School.

     Entering service Nov 17, 1942, he took his mechanics training at Keesler Field, Miss. at Lockhead-Vega
     Service School at Burbank, California and Wendover Aerial Gunnery School in Utah, Great Falls.
     Montana and Scott Field, Illinois were the next training places.
     He was shipped overseas in October, 1943 to join the 401st BG
     Glee as Sergeant College was known to his many friends, was well liked by all who knew him.

     His last mission, Dec 31, 1943, Target: Cognac, France, the aircraft was hit by flak over the target and had
     to leave formation.
     At this point it was attacked by some enemy fighters and was last seen smoking and diving into the clouds.
     Wreckage of the aircraft was found out beyond St. Catherine's Point on the South of England.
     Unfortunately Clarence didn't survived this crash.

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1943, when Clarence died on the age of 24 he left behind his family :

         His father, Robert B Colledge, age 58
         His mother, Jamba Colledge, age 56
         His brother, Cloyd J Colledge, age 37
         His brother, Robert F Colledge, age 35
         His sister, Pearl J Colledge, age 30
         His sister, Mearl C Colledge, age 28
         His sister, Allice P Colledge, age 25

Mission to Cognac, crashed beyond St. Catherine's Point, England

This is all there is to tell about the plane " Hey Lou ".
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