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Lt Henry Charles Clem
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Birth: 1917
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1944

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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 Parents:
  Albert Leander Clem (1865 - 1965)
  Chloe Almira Lanphere Clem (1874 - 1963)
 
 Siblings:
  Remey Leland Clem (1900 - 1990)*
  Henry Charles Clem (1917 - 1944)*
  Henry Charles Clem (1917 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
LT, US NAVY WORLD WAR II
 
Note: Entered the service from Illinois.
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Maintained by: Charles Riend
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56117912
Lt Henry Charles Clem
Added by: Sherry SH
 
Lt Henry Charles Clem
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Ensign H. C. Clem. USNR, designated Naval Aviator #7697 in 1941.
- Mike Weeks
 Added: Dec. 3, 2011
VF-10 Navy Fighter Squadron "Grim Reaper". Reported missing in the Marianes/Philippine Sea" June 19, 1944.
- Paula J
 Added: Oct. 21, 2009
God Bless this Hero
- Barbara in California
 Added: Apr. 23, 2009
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