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Arne H Trelvik

Clifford H. McCurley (1923-1945)

BODY OF VETERAN TO BE RETURNED
Mr. and Mrs. Orel McCurley Get Word Son's Body In New York

Mr. and Mrs. Orel J. McCurley of North Broadway have received word the body of their son, S. Sgt. Clifford H. McCurley, has arrived in New York and will be returned here for funeral services.
S. Sgt McCurley, a gunner on a B-26, had been overseas about eight months when he was killed in a plane crash in France in February, 1945.  He had been awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and Good Conduct Medal.  His bombing group had received the Presidential Citation and French Citation.
A graduate of Mason high in the class of 1940, he was employed at Wright Field before enlisting in February 1943.
Besides his parents he leaves two brothers, William and Robert of Mason and two sisters, Margery Fox and Betty Gorrell, both of Lebanon.
Services will be held at the grave at Rose Hill Cemetery at a date to be announced later.

Source: The Western Star, Lebanon, Ohio, Thursday, April 1, 1948
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,
406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036-2349, (513) 695-1144 - WCGS@co.warren.oh.us

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Arne H Trelvik
1 December 2008

Clifford H. McCurley (1923-1945)

Rites Held Tuesday For A.A.F. Gunner
Was Graduate of Mason High in Class of 1940

The body of S/Sgt. Clifford H. McCurley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orel J. McCurley, North Broadway arrived in Cincinnati from New York Monday night.
Services were held at the grave in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mason, Tuesday, 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. E. Lee Niswander. Burial was in charge of Gallimore Funeral Home.
S/Sgt. McCurley, a gunner on a B-29 [sic], was killed in action in France in February, 1945, after he had been overseas about eight months. He had been awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and Good Conduct medal. His bombing group had received the Presidential and French Citation.
A graduate of Mason High in 1940 he was associated with Wright Plant in Lockland before enlisting in February 1943. Surviving are his parents, two brothers, William and Robert of Mason, and two sisters, Mrs. Margery Fox and Mrs. Betty Gorrell, both of Lebanon.

Source: The Western Star, Lebanon, Ohio, Thursday, April 22, 1948
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,
406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036-2349, (513) 695-1144 - WCGS@co.warren.oh.us

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Arne H Trelvik
7 August 2004

     

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