Zieske, Clarence Eugene, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1056-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, USAAF 8th Army Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1944


First Lieutenant

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Casualty Date
Aug 12, 1944
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
HQ, US Army Cadet CommandSchool Assignments - StaffArmy Air CorpsUSAAF 8th Army Air Force
  1938-1942, ROTC Ohio State University (Cadre), HQ, US Army Cadet Command
  1942-1942, 1193, Army Reserve
  1942-1943, 1222, Tank Destroyer Replacement Training Center Cadre, Camp Hood
  1943-1944, 0006, Army Air Corps
  1944-1944, USAAF 8th Army Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 WWII - American Theater
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
 Colleges Attended 
Ohio State University
  1938-1942, Ohio State University
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Last Known Activity
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 1LT Zieske was a Colonel in ROTC and was Senior Football Manager at Ohio State. In July, 1942 he was appointed a 2LT in the Field Artillery Reserve. He was called to active duty on July 23, 1942, and reported to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. From Ft. Bragg he was assigned to the Tank Destroyer School at Camp Hood, Texas as an instructor in offensive and defensive demolitions. 

He requested a transfer to the Army Air Corp on February 16, 1943. On May 26, 1943, he started preflight training. On July 14, 1943, he soloed for the first time.  He completed his advanced flight training at Eagle Pass Army Air Field, Eagle Pass, Texas on January 7, 1944.

1LT Zieske completed 8 combat missions and had 39 hours of combat flying time. While on a dive bombing mission, his P-51 was hit by AA fire and crashed near the airfield of Rosiers, southeast of Amiens, France. The missing air crew report states that he was seen to bail out of his plane about 100 ft above the ground and that he hit the ground slightly behind his plane. His parachute did not open. 
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