Clarence N. Driver aka “Red Driver” or “Bacon” was assigned to the 126th AAF Base Unit (Fighter) Walterboro, Army Air Field, Walterboro, South Carolina where he flew the P-39, P-40, and P-47. He and his classmate were relieved from the 126th AAF BU on 22 May 1944 and ordered to Camp Patrick Henry, VA for subsequent movement to overseas destination for permanent change of station.
Upon reaching his destination, he was assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group, 302nd Fighter Squadron at Ramitelli, Italy as a replacement pilot on 20 June 1944. He remained with the 302nd FS until it’s deactivation in March 1945 after which he was transferred to the 100th FS until his loss and capture on 31 March 1945.
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