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Lieutenant in Army Air Forces Was Completing Training
Lieutenant George Hyde Clarke Jr., Army Air Forces, eldest son of Mrs. S. Beach Cooke of 530 Park Avenue and Cooperstown, N. Y. and of George Hyde Clarke of Hyde Hall, Cooperstown, was killed Thursday in an accident at Weed Calif., while completing training for combat duty with the Thirty fourth Bombing Group, Seventh Squadron. He was 22 years old.

He attended Hoosac School and in his sophomore year at Trinity College he enlisted in the Army Air Forces and trained at Selma Field, Monroe, La., as a navigator. He remained there as an instructor until he was sent this Spring to the Salinas Army Air Base in California.

Lieutenant Clarke was a brother of Mrs. Kenneth Paton, wife of Ensign Paton, U. S. N. R.; of Mrs. Danilo Machado, the Misses Susan P., Jane A. H. and Anne Clarke and Arthur R. Clarke, a student at St. Paul's School. He was a nephew of Mrs. Arthur Osgood Choate and of Mrs. Victor Salvatore of New York, and of Mr. John Borie Ryerson of Cooperstown.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) G. H. CLARKE JR. KILLED (New York Times, Sunday 13th June 1943, ref: #3524, published 20 August 2004, generated 25th July 2021 04:09:36 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/g-h-clarke-jr-killed.html