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Clinton K Kemper


Shot down by fighters near Quakenbruck on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-39793. Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Richard Read

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters near Quakenbruck on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-39793. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-39793

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 2/9/43; Scott 29/9/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-V] Horham 8/10/43; with M.J. Worthing force landed Rattlesden AFB, Sfk, UK 10/2/44 (crew OK); [21m]Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Rich Read, Co-pilot: Clinton Kemper, Navigator:...


  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....


Event Location Date
Born Owen County, KY 22 April 1920
Enlisted Fort Thomas, KY 5 March 1942
Shot Down/Captured Goldenstedter Heide, Germany 6 March 1944
POW Barth, Germany 15 March 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft I

Died New Liberty, KY 17 December 2012

Mr. Clinton K. "Bubby" Kemper, Jr., age 92, of New Liberty, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012, at the New Horizons Medical Center.

Born April 22, 1920, in Owen County, he was the son of the late Clinton and Lula Lucas Kemper. Mr. Kemper was a farmer, a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church and served his country during WWII in the United States Army Air Corps. During his time in the service he was also a prisoner of war for 18 months.

Surviving is his wife, Marie Sparrow Kemper; his son, Don Kemper and his sister, Verna Payne.

McDonald & New Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements. Family will receive friends at the Main Street location on Thursday, December 20, 2012 from Noon until 2pm. Funeral services will be held at 2pm with Bro. Dwight Parker officiating. Burial will be in the Owenton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Buried Owenton, KY 20 December 2012

Owenton IOOF Cemetery
Owenton, Owen County, Kentucky, USA


Date Contributor Update
04 May 2020 21:17:40 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, place associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:32 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2985 / MACR 2985, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database