1/Lt. Clyde W. Light


(F. Birtciel)

1/Lt. Clyde W. Light

343rd FS - 22 March 1945 - End of War

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CY-T 44-73012 "Terry" (R. Light)

Mission History

13 missions (65 Combat Hours)

Mission List

55th FG Mission #

Date Target
357 30 March 1945 Hamburg
358 31 March 1945 Zeitz
n/a 01 April 1945 Mission Abandoned
359 02 April 1945 Vandel A/D
360 03 April 1945 Kiel
361 04 April 1945 Kiel
362 05 April 1945 Nürnberg
363 06 April 1945 Gera
364 07 April 1945 Gustrow
367 10 April 1945 Burg A/F
368 11 April 1945 Ingolstadt
369 16 April 1945 Salzburg
371 18 April 1945 Budejovice
373 20 April 1945 Oranienburg
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes Graduated from Palmyra High School, PA
Before joining the AAF, Lt. Light was employed by the Hershey Candy Co.
ASN - O-808694
22 March 1945 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
11 April 1945 - Awarded the Air Medal

Crew - T/Sgt. Floyd O. James, Cpl. Milton C. McGuire and Cpl. John P. Gould

Awards
Memories 'He flew CY-T after Coggeshall was shot down.
Clyde was a fun guy, big smile and laugh.  Used to give Walt Strauch fits.'
(Frank Birctiel)
Additional Photo Lt. Clyde Light. (R. Light)
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