1Lt. Clemment W. Tromblay, ASN O-764865

B-24 Pilot - Crew #390

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 493rd Bombardment Squadron

Entered Service: 13 Jun 42

Distinguished Flying Cross     Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

40 Combat Missions    35 Hump Missions

(Images/Info Courtesy of Tromblay Family)

Tromblay Crew -

Back, L-R: Tromblay (P), 2nd Lt. Amos Leighton (CP), 2nd Lt. Charles Curtin (N), 2nd Lt. Robert Cline (B)

Front, L-R: Donald Kittleson (E), Cpl. Donald Alsever (RO), Cpl. Walter Ripperger (BT)
Cpl. Martin Sharkey (WG), Cpl. James Hecht (NG), Cpl. Lawrence Grove (TG)

Photo taken at Hamilton Field, Aug 1944 before going to India.

Lt. Tromblay's CBI Timeline

9/14/44 - Received orders to take command of crew #390 listed above
10/27/44 - Received orders to deliver B-24J #42-78690 to Karachi,India with crew
11/16/44 - Received orders from 10th Air Force of assignment to 493rd Bomb Squadron
12/16/44 - Received orders to leave for 493rd in India
7/25/45 - Received orders to return home by water transportation

493rd BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel