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Archive Report: US Forces
1941 - 1945

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22.05.1944 No. 61st Fighter Squadron, P-47D 42-74752 HV-J 2nd Lt. Nale

Operation: escort/strafing operation to Bremen, Germany

Date: May 22nd 1944 (Monday)

Unit: No. 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group

Type: P47D Thunderbolt

Serial: 42-74752

Code: HV-J

Base: Boxted Airbase

Location: Süderwalsede, Germany

Pilot: 2nd Lt. Cletus B. Nale O-814735 USAAF Age 21. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Shot down by Focke-Wulf 190 from Jagdgeschwaders 11. No further details.

Burial details:

2nd Lt. Cletus B Nale. Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial. Plot: Plot D, Row 11, Grave 40. Son of Walter and Edna Nale of Siglerville, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA. Enlisted on the 07th November 1941 at Harrisburg. Pennsylvania. Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart.

Researched for Aircrew Remembered by Michel Beckers and dedicated to relatives of this pilot.

MB - 05.01.2018

Acknowledgments: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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