Died on 1 April 1944
Awarded the Purple Heart

Jacob B. Clemmer was an Assistant Engineer on aircraft SB-24D, Serialnumber 42-63805.

Witness testimony;
The nature of the accident was such that the aircraft was seen only after the crash and exploded into Rendova Island on a sector of 160 degree from Munda strip and two miles inland about two-thirds of the way up the ridge. The cause is undetermined. The search for the wreckage of the wrecked aircraft was carried out by the 369th Infantry. Twenty men left APO #717 for Rendova, 1300L., 1 April 1944. Company S of the 369th stationed at Rendova began search about 2200L., 1 April 1944. On Sunday morning, 2 April 1944 at approximately 1100L the wreckage was located. The remains of eleven men were found and buried.

Crewmembers
Pilot, 2nd Lt Robert A. Robbins
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Lawrence R. Purvis Jr.
Navigator, 2nd Lt John A. Grant
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Lionel A. Wolpin
Engineer, S/Sgt Lynn C. Warner
Assistant Engineer, S/Sgt Jacob B. Clemmer
Radio Operator, S/Sgt James M. McNutt
Radar Operator, S/Sgt Dominick A. Moccia
Gunner (Armorer), Sgt George D. Charette
Gunner (Armorer), S/Sgt Samuel Morrell
Weather Observer, Major Samuel Conway (Passenger)

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