Clem, Henry Charles, LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Primary Designator/NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1944, 131X, VF-101 Grim Reapers
Service Years
1941 - 1944
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Springdale, Illinois
Last Address
Unknown

Casualty Date
Jun 19, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Courts of the Missing

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen


 Ribbon Bar

Naval Aviator Wings

 
 Duty Stations
VF-101 Grim Reapers
  1941-1942, 139X, Naval Flight Training
  1942-1944, 131X, VF-101 Grim Reapers
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
 Colleges Attended 
North Central College
  1935-1939, North Central College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was a son of Albert Leander Clem and Chloe Almira "Dolly" Lanphere. He married Dorothy Carolyn Whitmore in 1941 at Highlands County, Florida. They had one son, Charles Robert Clem.

Henry graduated from Springdale High School in 1935, where he was an honor student and from North Central College, Naperville, Illinois in 1939. He received his commisson and wings at Miami, Florida in 1941 after training at Great Lakes, Illinois and Pensacola, Florida. 

USNR Lt. H. C. Clem was a pilot in VF-10 "Grim Reapers" Navy fighter sqaudron on the USS Enterprise in 1944. He was shot down June 19, 1944 (14:20-18.06) during the Battle of the Philipine Sea (Marianas Turkey Shoot) while on a rescue mission. He is missing in action and believed to be dead. The Air Medal and Gold Star was awarded to him for unusal bravery in action.

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