Tenney, Clesen Henry, Jr., 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, USAAF 8th Army Air Force
Service Years
1943 - 1944


Second Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Del Rio, Texas
El Paso, Texas

Casualty Date
Oct 18, 1944
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
United Kingdom
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
Location of Interment
Fort Bliss National Cemetery - Fort Bliss, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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AAF Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments
Army Air CorpsUSAAF 2nd Army Air ForceUSAAF 8th Army Air Force
  1944-1944, Army Air Corps
  1944-1944, USAAF 2nd Army Air Force
  1944-1944, USAAF 8th Army Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 WWII - American Theater
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
2nd Lt. Clesen Tenney was trained as a B-24 pilot assigned to the 702nd Bomber Squadron, 445th Bomber Group, 8th AIr Force, USAAC, based at RAF Tibenham, Norfolkshire, England. He had been at Westover, Utah prior for training. 

He and his crew were being transported from New York to their base in England, when he was killed.

He was killed in a landing accident at Landican, Birkenhead, Wirral Peninsula, England on 18 October 1944.  His aircraft was a B-24H (tail number 42-50347) which crashed en route from Greencastle, Ireland, exploding and breaking apart over Landican, England, possibly due to a fuel leak.

24 personnel were aboard the aircraft when it crashed. Lt. Tenney was one of the passengers. From a note on the site webpage, it is possible that remains of these men still remain in the fields where the aircraft came down.

Initially interred in Cambridge American Cemetery, Coton, England.

His father was Brig. Gen Clesen H. Tenny, USA, USMA Class of 1915.

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