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Hoy D Embree



Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 511th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3150 Foul Ball

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/43; Presque Is 10/4/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-Q] Polebrook 25/4/43; Missing in Action 11m Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Clarence Norris, no gas, ditched off Beachy Head, all crew swam ashore and RTD. No MACR. FOUL BALL.


  • VIII Bomber Command 60

    21 May 1943
    The German naval and port facilities at Wilhelmshaven and Emden, Germany are the two primary targets for this mission. Once again, there is a two-fold strategic objective: entice the Luftwaffe to commit its fighter forces; and further degrade the naval...

Associated Place

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


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USAAF documents

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:21 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /