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  B-29-75-BW Superfortress Serial Number 44-70017  
USAAF
20th AF
19th BG
28th BS

Pilot  1/Lt Kenneth W. Clewett, O-730011 (KIA, BR)
Co-Pilot  2/Lt Charles G. Agne, T-5940 (KIA, BR)
Navigator  2/Lt Vernon W. Liliey, O-2068790 (KIA, BR)
Bombardier  2/Lt Elton V. Kime, O-761371 (KIA, BR)
Engineer  Sgt Jack E. Russell, 17033331 (KIA, BR) IA
Radar  2/Lt Keith H. Carrier, O-2073049 (KIA, BR)
Radio   Howard W. Bowker, 11018716 (KIA, BR)
Central Firearms Control  Sgt Arthur V. Keiler, 35147127 (KIA, BR)
Gunner  Sgt George R. Graziadei, Jr, 12240110 (KIA, BR)
Gunner  Sgt Joseph R. Shelton, 38518313 (KIA, BR)
Gunner  Sgt John E. Gallo, 12228292
(KIA, BR)
Crashed  May 14, 1945
MACR  14428

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing.

Mission History
On May 14, 1945 (Mission 174) took off from Tinian Island on a bombing mission against the urban area north of Nagoya in Japan. The formation included 472 B-29s. During the mission, a total of eleven were lost including this aircraft.

Over the target, the aircraft disintegrated and fell over Nagoya. One body fell in front of the Nishi-ku Kodama-cho Kodama fire department, another fell in a public schoolyard, and two others were found and buried at a local temple.

Memorials
Postwar, Sgt Russell was buried at Plot Q Row 0 Grave 811 at Honolulu Cemetery (Punchbowl). He is the only member of the crew listed on the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).

Clewett is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at section 82, site 166.

Clewett also has a memorial marker at Paradise Cemetery in Paradise, CA.

References
Missing Air Crew Report 14428 (MACR 14428)
FindAGrave - 1LT Kenneth Walter Clewett (photo, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery group burial)
FindAGrave - 1LT Kenneth Walter Clewett (memorial marker)
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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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