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
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