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Captian Clayton Gross (deceased) - Art prints and originals signed by Captian Clayton Gross (deceased)

Clayton Gross

Clayton Gross
The signature of Captian Clayton Gross (deceased)

10 / 1 / 2016Died : 10 / 1 / 2016

Captian Clayton Gross (deceased)

Clayton Gross was one of 12 original pilots to fly with the 355th fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group. He first saw combat in 1943, and took part in the great D-Day air operations on 6th June 1944. He flew over 100 combat missions in two combat tours on P51s, was credited with 6 confirmed kills (including an Me262 jet), 14 damaged, multiple ground vehicles destroyed, including 8 locomotives. He survived one bail-out behind enemy lines, and flew continuously in the ETO until VE Day. Captain (Air Corps) Clayton Kelly Gross (ASN: 0-663512), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action against the enemy as a P-51 Mustang Fighter Pilot of the 355th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group, NINTH Air Force, in action against the enemy in aerial combat in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army Air Forces. Clayton Gross died on 10th January 2016.

Items Signed by Captian Clayton Gross (deceased)

 It began in pitch darkness. June 6, 1944 was only a few minutes old when the Airborne Pathfinders drifted silently down from the sky above the fields of Normandy. At first their seemed nothing untoward about the drone of aircraft in the night sky. T......D-Day The Airborne Assault by Robert Taylor.
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It began in pitch darkness. June 6, 1944 was only a few minutes old when the Airborne Pathfinders drifted silently down from the sky above the fields of Normandy. At first their seemed nothing untoward about the drone of aircraft in the night sky. T......NOT
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There was never a greater concentration of air power deployed in an active theater of war as over the English Channel in May and June 1944. As D-Day approached, the USAAFs Ninth Air Force had assembled over 3500 aircraft a day, they were pounding ene......
D-Day Armada by Nicolas Trudgian.
Price : £180.00
There was never a greater concentration of air power deployed in an active theater of war as over the English Channel in May and June 1944. As D-Day approached, the USAAFs Ninth Air Force had assembled over 3500 aircraft a day, they were pounding ene......

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There was never a greater concentration of air power deployed in an active theater of war as over the English Channel in May and June 1944. As D-Day approached, the USAAFs Ninth Air Force had assembled over 3500 aircraft a day, they were pounding ene......
D-Day Armada by Nicolas Trudgian (AP)
Price : £270.00
There was never a greater concentration of air power deployed in an active theater of war as over the English Channel in May and June 1944. As D-Day approached, the USAAFs Ninth Air Force had assembled over 3500 aircraft a day, they were pounding ene......

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There was never a greater concentration of air power deployed in an active theater of war as over the English Channel in May and June 1944. As D-Day approached, the USAAFs Ninth Air Force had assembled over 3500 aircraft a day, they were pounding ene......
D-Day Armada by Nicolas Trudgian (B)
Price : £220.00
There was never a greater concentration of air power deployed in an active theater of war as over the English Channel in May and June 1944. As D-Day approached, the USAAFs Ninth Air Force had assembled over 3500 aircraft a day, they were pounding ene......

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There was never a greater concentration of air power deployed in an active theater of war as over the English Channel in May and June 1944. As D-Day approached, the USAAFs Ninth Air Force had assembled over 3500 aircraft a day, they were pounding ene......
D-Day Armada by Nicolas Trudgian (C)
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There was never a greater concentration of air power deployed in an active theater of war as over the English Channel in May and June 1944. As D-Day approached, the USAAFs Ninth Air Force had assembled over 3500 aircraft a day, they were pounding ene......NOT
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 There was never a greater concentration of air power deployed in an active theater of war as over the English Channel in May and June 1944. As D-Day approached, the USAAFs Ninth Air Force had assembled over 3500 aircraft a day, they were pounding en......
D-Day Armada by Nicolas Trudgian. (XX)
Price : £240.00
There was never a greater concentration of air power deployed in an active theater of war as over the English Channel in May and June 1944. As D-Day approached, the USAAFs Ninth Air Force had assembled over 3500 aircraft a day, they were pounding en......

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 There was never a greater concentration of air power deployed in an active theater of war as over the English Channel in May and June 1944. As D-Day approached, the USAAFs Ninth Air Force had assembled over 3500 aircraft a day, they were pounding en......
D-Day Armada by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
Price : £110.00
There was never a greater concentration of air power deployed in an active theater of war as over the English Channel in May and June 1944. As D-Day approached, the USAAFs Ninth Air Force had assembled over 3500 aircraft a day, they were pounding en......

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 P-51 Mustangs of the 20th Fighter Group make a low pass over B-17s of the 401st Bomb Group at Deenethorpe, as they return to their base at Kingscliffe in late 1944. ......
Teamwork by Nicolas Trudgian.
Price : £140.00
P-51 Mustangs of the 20th Fighter Group make a low pass over B-17s of the 401st Bomb Group at Deenethorpe, as they return to their base at Kingscliffe in late 1944. ......

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 P-51 Mustangs of the 20th Fighter Group make a low pass over B-17s of the 401st Bomb Group at Deenethorpe, as they return to their base at Kingscliffe in late 1944. ......
Teamwork by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Price : £90.00
P-51 Mustangs of the 20th Fighter Group make a low pass over B-17s of the 401st Bomb Group at Deenethorpe, as they return to their base at Kingscliffe in late 1944. ......

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 On 10th April 1945, thirteen hundred bombers of the Mighty Eighth set out to destroy the last of the Luftwaffe's jet force.  But, unknown to the bomber crews and their fighter escort, the enemy jets were already airborne and waiting to spring th......Jet Hunters by Robert Taylor. (AP)
Price : £375.00
On 10th April 1945, thirteen hundred bombers of the Mighty Eighth set out to destroy the last of the Luftwaffe's jet force. But, unknown to the bomber crews and their fighter escort, the enemy jets were already airborne and waiting to spring th......

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 On 10th April 1945, thirteen hundred bombers of the Mighty Eighth set out to destroy the last of the Luftwaffe's jet force.  But, unknown to the bomber crews and their fighter escort, the enemy jets were already airborne and waiting to spring th......Jet Hunters by Robert Taylor. (C)
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On 10th April 1945, thirteen hundred bombers of the Mighty Eighth set out to destroy the last of the Luftwaffe's jet force. But, unknown to the bomber crews and their fighter escort, the enemy jets were already airborne and waiting to spring th......

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 On 10th April 1945, thirteen hundred bombers of the Mighty Eighth set out to destroy the last of the Luftwaffe's jet force.  But, unknown to the bomber crews and their fighter escort, the enemy jets were already airborne and waiting to spring th......Jet Hunters by Robert Taylor. (D)
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On 10th April 1945, thirteen hundred bombers of the Mighty Eighth set out to destroy the last of the Luftwaffe's jet force. But, unknown to the bomber crews and their fighter escort, the enemy jets were already airborne and waiting to spring th......NOT
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On 10th April 1945, thirteen hundred bombers of the Mighty Eighth set out to destroy the last of the Luftwaffe's jet force.  But, unknown to the bomber crews and their fighter escort, the enemy jets were already airborne and waiting to spring the......Jet Hunters by Robert Taylor. (E)
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On 10th April 1945, thirteen hundred bombers of the Mighty Eighth set out to destroy the last of the Luftwaffe's jet force. But, unknown to the bomber crews and their fighter escort, the enemy jets were already airborne and waiting to spring the......NOT
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Packs with at least one item featuring the signature of Captian Clayton Gross (deceased)


Pack 541. Pack of two WW2 USAF aviation prints by Nicolas Trudgian and Simon Smith.
Pack Price : £250.00
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Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

D-Day Armada by Nicolas Trudgian.
Little Friends by Simon Smith.
Guardian Angel by Anthony Saunders.

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US Aircraft Very Special Discount Pack.
Pack Price : £250.00
Saving : £370
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

D-Day Armada by Nicolas Trudgian.
End Game by Nicolas Trudgian.
Dinah Might by Ivan Berryman. (C)
Guardian Angel by Anthony Saunders.

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Special Sale Pack of 5 Prints - 4 FREE!
Pack Price : £190.00
Saving : £230
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

D-Day Armada by Nicolas Trudgian.
The Struggle for Malta by Ivan Berryman. (F)
LCT 312 by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Typhoons Over Normandy by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Dinah Might by Ivan Berryman.

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D-Day US Aviation Print Pack.
Pack Price : £160.00
Saving : £195
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

D-Day Armada by Nicolas Trudgian.
Dinah Might by Ivan Berryman. (C)
Pure Dynamite by Ivan Berryman. (C)
Looking for Trouble by Keith Woodcock.

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Pack 540. Pack of two D-Day Normandy aviation prints by Nicolas Trudgian.
Pack Price : £215.00
Saving : £285
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

D-Day Armada by Nicolas Trudgian.
Returning from Caen by Graeme Lothian.

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Captian Clayton Gross (deceased)

Squadrons for : Captian Clayton Gross (deceased)
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Captian Clayton Gross (deceased). A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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354th Fighter Group


Country : US

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354th Fighter Group

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355th Fighter Squadron


Country : US

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355th Fighter Squadron

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Aircraft for : Captian Clayton Gross (deceased)
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Mustang




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Manufacturer : North American

Mustang

The ubiquitous North American P-51 Mustang, which many consider to be the best all-around fighter of WW II, owes its origins to the British Air Ministry. Following Britains entry into WW II in 1939, the RAF was interested in purchasing additional fighter aircraft from American sources, particularly the Curtiss P-40. Curtiss, which was busy, was unable to guarantee timely delivery so the British approached North American Aviation as a possible second source for the P-40. North American chose to propose its own fighter design which would use the same Allison engine as the P-40. Utilizing new laminar flow wings, the North American fighter was expected to have performance better than the P-40. Developed in record time the new aircraft was designated as a Mustang I by the Brits, whereas the USAAF ordered two for evaluation which were designated XP-51 Apaches. Intrigued with the possibility of using this aircraft also as a dive bomber, North American proposed this to the USAAF which decided to order 500 of the P-51 aircraft to be modified for dive bombing use. Designated as the A-36 Invader, this version of the Mustang utilized dive flaps, and bomb racks under each wing. Some reinforcing of the structural members was also required because of the G-forces to be encountered in dive bombing. A-36s entered combat service with the USAAF prior to any P-51s. In early 1943 the 86th and 27th Fighter Bomber Groups of the 12th Air Force began flying A-36s out of Northern Africa. Despite some early problems with instability caused by the dive flaps, the A-36 was effective in light bombing and strafing roles. It was not, however, capable of dog fighting with German fighters, especially at higher altitudes. Despite these drawbacks one USAAF pilot, Captain Michael T. Russo, who served with the 16th Bomb Squadron of the 27th Fighter Bomber Group, was credited with five confirmed aerial victories in the A-36, thereby becoming the first mustang ace.

See our aviation history timeline for all today's historical aviation events - air victories, aircraft losses and pilot details.

RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
Updates made to Airframes database for : Flying Fortress 42-3166 : Squadrons updated (added 301st Bomb Group)
Clarke added to aircrew database.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Flight Lieutenant P M H S Hunt : Squadrons updated (added No.12 Sqn RAAF), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington T2888 : Aircrew updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hudson N7214 :
Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley P5013 : Airframe notes updated (added 11-02-1941 : Whitley was unable to comply with diversion order and subsequently was abandoned at Hatfield Military Complex.)
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden P4359 : Airframe notes updated (added 08-02-1941 : Hampden was abandoned after it crashed and burst into flames at Taverham Park in the early morning.)
JGr Losigkeit added to the squadrons database.
98th Bomb Group added to the squadrons database.
New victory claim added : (V-1 flying bomb.) claimed on 9th July 1944 by William Hoy of No.25 Sqn RAF
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