He was drafted in 1943 from San Francisco. He joined an amphibious engineer company and was sent to New Guinea. He worked with offloading craft offloading supplies and vehicles. From there he moved to the Philippines as they waited for the invasion of Japan until they surrendered. To Cliff this dream flight was absolutely terrific. To him it was a one shot deal and he will ever forget it. It brought back many memories of being in the navel air corp. Clifford makes his home at Hillside in McMinnville Oregon.