|AFM 200-25 16 January
1961 Korean War POW/MIA Network
Cherry, Clarence Martin
SSgt; AF19201402 325th Bomb So, 92d Bomb Group;
Right Scanner B-29; 44-62084
Identifying Data: Birth Date. 3 March 1926 Race. Caucasian
Eyes: blue; Hair: brown; Height: 5-10; Weight: 163 lbs.
Circumstances of Loss:
1. Report MIA 9 September 1950.
2. SSgt Cherry's plane was hit by flak at 1127hours while over S9°25" N.—125°44" E. making: a bomb run. Five parachutes were sighted—four landing in the wreckage area, one approximately 600 yards away, over the crest of a hilt
A graves registration unit of the 24th Infantry Division investigated the scene of the crash and determined that two of the crew had been taken to a nearby hospital One (Capt Zane H. Hoit) was dead on arrival, the other was heard to use the name of "Jerry" or "Cherry." This crew member was later removed to an unknown destination by North Koreans.
There Is a good chance SSgt Cherry was the crewman removed from the hospital.
Birthplace. Comanche, Mont. Cities of Residence. Salem, Oreg. WWII
Service. Pacific Theater, 3 months.
Wife & Children: redacted
Parents. Mr. Harold A. Cherry and Mrs. Minnie Cherry. Box 510, Route 5, Salem, Oreg.
Civilian Schools. Grammar and High School, Salem, Oreg.
Military Schools. Lowry Fid, Colo., remote control turret mechanic gunner, JuL 44.
Previous Occupation. Sawmill machine operator, 1945-49.