Capt. Pinky Clark was born in Montclair, N.J., the youngest of 8 children. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He flew B‑24s with the 450th Bomb Group, "The Cottontails," of the 15th Air Force, out of Manduria, Italy from 1943-1945. Late in the war, he was assigned to B‑29 training but the war ended before the training was complete. After his decorated service, he owned and operated an air ambulance transport. In addition to his passion for flying, he was a lifelong, accomplished sailor. He loved swimming, fishing and golf. A lover of life, he continued to travel the world well into his retirement years.
Pinky is survived by his partner of 36 years, Dolores Andrew, 3 Children; Patricia (Kevin) Monthie of Danbury, Conn.; Nancy Clark of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; Tom (Bernadette) Clark of Aliso Viejo, Calif., 4 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.
Pinky is seen here in 1965 on Wake Island.