Porter Dudley Clemens

Military

Object Number - UPL 52656 - Porter D. Clemens

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 31-Dec-43 in B-17 42-29895 'Black Swan'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1975

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), PH, GC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-750185
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11066576
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35488672
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Jack The Ripper
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Taurus; Sad Sack
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Quiturbitchin
  • Unit: VIII Air Force Service Command 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ritzy Blitz
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Connecticut Yankee
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 17b, Krems an der Donau, Austria

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Portland, Oregon 23 December 1923 Son of Wade H. and Jessie I. Clemens.

Enlisted

Portland, OR 17 July 1942 Portland, Oregon

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Stalg XVIIb, Krems, Austria 31 December 1943 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIb

Other

Shot down

Banelec, Britany, France 31 December 1943 Shot down over Brittany, France, in B-17, The "Black Swan"

Died

Klamath Falls, Oregon 17 August 1989

Based

31 December 1943 Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date3 Jan 2022 08:08:14
Contributortorinoscj
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My uncle, Porter D. Clemens

Date3 Jan 2022 06:16:12
Contributortorinoscj
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My uncle, Porter D. Clemens

Date3 Jan 2022 05:04:51
Contributortorinoscj
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This is my uncle, Porter D. Clemens

Date6 Nov 2020 23:26:56
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a S/N and a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date4 Oct 2018 13:37:26
ContributorED-BB
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MACR 1975

Date27 Sep 2014 18:21:33
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1975 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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