Western Union Telegram notification 2nd Lt. Clemenceau Givings – Killed in Action

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2nd Lt. Clemenceau McAdoo Givings served with the 332nd Fighter Group, 100th Fighter Squadron and was World War II Era casualty on March 18, 1944.

Givings experienced a traumatic event which resulted in loss of life on March 18, 1944. Recorded circumstances attributed to: “Killed in action”. Incident location: Italy.

Member of the Tuskegee Airmen. Lt. Clemenceau “Clem” M. Givings of Richmond, Va., graduated from flight training on May 28, 1943, at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. He deployed to Italy with the 100th Fighter Squadron in December; the squadron flew its first combat mission on Feb. 5, 1944.

Returning from a mission on March 18, the engine in Givings’ P-39 Airacobra failed. He bailed from the plane, but became tangled in his parachute and drowned in Naples Harbour. Givings’s body was recovered the next day by an Italian fisherman.

Clemenceau McAdoo Givings is buried or memorialized at Plot A Row 9 Grave 22, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location.

Learn more about Clemenceau McAdoo Givings by reading his TUSKEGEE AIRMAN PROFILE!