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Clarence D. ("Tiny") Lamar
Clarence Lamar - 1945
Clarence Lamar - 1945

 

Recent Address: 3640 Cortez Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503-3117
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Family Information: Parents: J. Wallace and Lurleyne; Siblings: J. Wallace Jr. and Juju (sister)
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Date Entered Service: June 17, 1942
Service Number: 14057337 and AO813915
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 678th
Location of Unit: Tinian - July 7 1945
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets: Namazu,Fukui, Osaka, Tsu, Hachiogi, Yawata, Hikari, POW supply mission, Imabari
Awards/Decorations: Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation
Service Schools Attended: B-24 transition (Maxwell) October-December 1943; B-29 transition (Maxwell) December 1944 - February 1945; B-29 RTU MacDill February-June 1945
Military Specialty(ies): MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 44-70127 Unconditional Surrender, 42-6215 Deacon's Disciples, 44-70108 Sweet Thing, 42-24732 Hore-Zontal Dream
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th: September 21, 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th: March 30, 1953
Post-WWII Military Service:
Recalled April 1, 1951, M & H Bomb Sqd, Eglin AFB -- Randolph Field B-29 Refresher -- 306 Air Refuel Sqd, MacDill Field
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Manufacturing Supervisor, Chemstrand/Monsanto, Pensacola FL for 27 years
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I'm happy that I was able to be an airplane commander of a B-29 crew at age 22. I had a good crew. I had the experience of landing a B-29 (Cajun Queen) at Atsugi, Japan, on 8/30/45. Saw the fly-over of B-29s on V-J Day. The reason for landing, was shortage of fuel due to extensive mission with POW supplies and strong return head winds plus likelihood of a ditching in Pacific Ocean at night. Had to wait 5 days at Atsugi for necessary fuel.

Congratulations on the restored "Jack's Hack." Surely the proud effort of many. Living in Florida and now in my "eighties," it's not likely that I'll get up to see it soon, if at all. But good luck, others who see it will be proud.
Comments:
I enjoyed attending a reunion of the "Deacon's Disciples" crew in 1993 along with J.D. McCall, Group Operations Officer and Warren Connell, Radio Operator. I still hear from them occasionally. I am enclosing a picture of my flight crew. I have no idea who is living or dead. We all survived combat without injury.

Mr. Lamar passed away January 5, 2014 and is buried at Barrancas National Cemetery, Barrarancas, NC.

 


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