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
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.
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.