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Clarence E. "Eddy" Franks


Eddy Franks, WWII


Recent Address:




Family Information:

Wife: Betty; Children Clarence, Jr., Leslie Jane.


San Antonio, TX

Date Entered Service:

October 12, 1940

Service Number:


Bomb Group:




Location of Unit:

Pratt, Kansas (November, 1943)

Missions Flown:

About 17 or 18

Hump Missions Flown:

Total unknown


Omura, Formosa, Bangkok, Palembang Sumatra, Singapore, Kure


Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters,Army Commendation Medal,Distinguished Unit Citation with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters,Air Force Outstanding Unit Award,American Defense Service Medal,Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 7 Battle Stars,American Campaign Medal,WWII Victory Ribbon,National Defense Service Medal,Armed Froces Longevity Award with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters,Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Class 41-B Flying Cadest Oct 1940-Mar 1941; Applied Personnel Management 1943; Instrument Pilot School /Class 43-6-IP 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

Aircraft Commander, CO Hq & Hq Sq., 58th Bomb Wing

Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24908 (unnamed); 42-6288 (unnamed)

Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:

October 28, 1948

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 28, 1948

Post-WWII Service:

15 Jun 1951--Recalled to active duty. 580th Holding and Briefing Sqd., Mountain Home, AFB, Idaho. Dec 1951--Transferred to Fort Benning, Georgia, Training Camp #1 8672 (Unconventional Warfare Training and Parachute Jump School and Jumpmaster School). July 1952--Assigned to Staff at HQS SACLANT, Norfolk Virginia, as Psychological and Scientific Warfare Officer. Mar 1953--HQ TAC Langley, AFB, Virginia. May 1955--US EUCOM (European Command), HQ SOTFE (Support Operations Task Force, Europe) Camp Des Loges, Paris, France. Jul 1958--551st AEW & CON Wing, Otis AFB, Mass., 961st Sqd Commander, Dir. of Personnel. Jun 1961--HQ ATC, Tech Training, Randolph AFB, Texas. 30 June 1965--Retired from active duty.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Jan 1966-1980 DOD Civil Service, Randolph AFB, TX


Mr. Franks passed away September 27, 1999 and is buried at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio, TX.


Eddy Franks (center) and crew


Lt. Col. Franks, 1962


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