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S/SGT  Horace R. KEMBLE

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TG

Horace R. "Sonny"/"Sunny" Kemble, TG on Lt Cowan Crew. Photo Cortesy of Carol Watts

SERIAL #: STATUS: CPT
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Comments1: DALLAS, TX

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

LT CLEMENT H. COWAN                            P NOC
LT HANK A. DIBBERN                              CP CPT
LT FRED W. ROBERTSON                      NAV CPT
LT HAROLD L. HEYNEMAN                     BOM WIA 16 MAR 44 AUGSBURG (FLAK)
T/SGT SHERWYN W. "SPARKY" MEYERS ROG KIA 16 MAR 44 AUGSBURG
T/SGT MURRAY W. HOLDITCH               TTE NOC
S/SGT WILLIAM A. GEIGLE                    BTG NOC
S/SGT  ROBERT PATRICK                     RWG NOC
S/SGT JOHN A. MILLER                        RWG CPT 17 JUL 44 MONTGOURNEY  (fill in gunner for only two missions)
S/SGT ADAM C. STOPPEL                     LWG NOC
S/SGT HORACE R. "SONNY" KEMBLE         TG CPT 

Crew joined the 100th BG, 349th BS on 8 Jan 44.  This Crew flew "SPARKY" a/c 231723 XR-R

 The following form contents were entered on 6th Aug 2002
EMAIL = Heine48@aol.com
UNAME = James P. Heyneman
CONNECTION = I am a relative of a 100th veteran
COMMENTS = My father Harold L. Heyneman passed away on March 28, 2002 and I have found the mission list for the Clement H. Cowan crew as written by my father and Lieutenant Hank Dibbern, co-pilot on the crew. My father, Lieutenant Harold L. Heyneman was the bombardier on the crew. All the missions listed were flown with Cowan as the pilot until April 29, 1944 when the crew flew with Wilson as pilot then Lunsford and later Trapnell. 

 Date:    Plane Name and #      Target

January 24, 1944     Plane-Section Eight #249  Frankfurt
February 3, 1944     Plane-Layden Maiden II #018  Wilhelmshaven
February 5, 1944,    Plane-Squawkin Hawk #088  Villacoublay
February 13, 1944  Plane-Murderer's Row #239817  No Ball
February 20, 1944  Plane-(unknown),    Posen, Poland
February 21,1944   Plane-Torchy III #4230487  Osnabruck
February 24, 1944  Plane-Section Eight #249  Posen, Poland
February 25, 1944, Plane-(unknown)   Regensburg
February 28, 1944, Plane-(Sparky)#723   No Ball
February 29, 1944, Plane-(Sparky)#723  Brunswick
March 2, 1944, Plane-(Sparky) #723   Chartres
March 3, 1944, Plane-(Sparky) #723   Berlin
March 6, 1944, Plane-(Sparky) #723   Berlin (Bloody Monday) Lost from the 349th Squadron (Murry, Amiero, Koper and Montgomery)
March 9, 1944, Plane-(Sparky) #723   Berlin
March 15, 1944, Plane-(Sparky) #723   Brunswick
March 16, 1944, Plane-(Section Eight)#249  Augsburg
March 18, 1944, Plane-(Sparky) #723,   Augsburg.      S/Sgt Sherwyn (Sparks) Meyers killed on this mission
March 28, 1944, Plane-(A for Able)#987  Chateaudon.  Sgt. J. P. Cooper new radio operator
April 10, 1944, Plane-(Sparky)#723   Paris (Airfield)
April 24, 1944, Plane-(Sparky)#723   Freidrickshaven 
April 26, 1944, Plane-(Sparky)#723   Brunswick
April 27, 1944, Plane-(Sparky)#723   Cherbourg (Morning)
April 27, 1944, Plane-(Miss Ma Lovin)#788   Near Metz, Leculot, Airfield in France(Afternoon)
April 28, 1944, Plane-(Sparky) #723   Cherbourg (Sottevast-Lost Col Kelly)
April 29, 1944, Plane-(unknown)   Berlin
May 9, 1944, Plane-(unknown)   Laon/Couvron (airfield)
May 12, 1944, Plane-(unknown)   Brux, Czechoslovakia
June 6, 1944, Plane-(unknown)    D-Day (Somewhere in France)
July 11, 1944, Plane-(unknown)   Munich
July 14, 1944, Plane-(unknown)   Nancy, France (Maquis Supply Drop)
July 17, 1944, Plane-(Traps)#977   Auxerre,  Plane caught fire enroute to target. Made it back to England where all bailed out safely.


Subj: 100th BG_Photo_Archivist  
Date: 2/4/2002 7:28:22 PM Pacific Standard Time 
From: Heine48 
To: MPFaley 
 

THE ERROR I AM REPORTING IS OF THE LT. CLEMENT H. COWAN CREW OF THE 349TH SQUADRON PAGE 4, 17TH PICTURE DOWN THE PAGE.  THE PHOTOGRAPH OF LT. CLEMENT H. COWAN CREW IS INCORRECT.  ACCORDING TO MY FATHER HAROLD L. HEYNEMAN WHO IS STILL LIVING ON THIS DATE OF 02-04-02 AND WAS THE BOMBARDIER ON THE CREW TELLS ME THAT THE BOTTOM ROW OF THE PICTURE IS CORRECT, LEFT TO RIGHT (CLEMENT H. COWAN,Pilot, HANK A.DIBBERN,CP, FRED W. ROBERTSON,NAV, HAROLD L. HEYNEMAN,BOM, THE TOP ROW LEFT TO RIGHT SHOULD BE MURRAY W.HOLDITCH,TTE, WILLIAM A. GEIGLE,BTG, SHERWYN W. MEYERS,ROG, ADAM C. STOPPEL,LWG, ROBERT PATRICK,RWG, AND HORACE R. KEMBLE,TG.  MY FATHER TELLS ME THAT JOHN A. MILLER WAS ORIGINALLY ON 2ND LT. COY I. MONTGOMERY'S CREW BUT WAS THROWN OFF AFTER AN ARGUMENT AND WAS ONLY ON THE COWAN CREW FOR TWO MISSIONS WHILE ROBERT PATRICK WAS ON ANOTHER ASSIGNMENT.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN CONTACT MY FATHER WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE 100TH BOMB GROUP FOUNDATION, AT HIS RESIDENCE OF 827 WRIGHT AVE. TOLEDO, OHIO 43609 OR PHONE 419-382-7551

EMAIL = HEINE48@AOL.COM
UNAME = JAMES HEYNEMAN
CONNECTION = I am a relative of a 100th veteran
COMMENTS = On your crews page, you make note that you only list crew records of the pilots. My father LT. Harold L. Heyneman 349th squadron, Lt. Cowan crew (BOM)told me he flew with many different crews after his Augsburg raid of March 16, 1944 when his radio operator was killed and he never saw Lt.Cowan again after they landed at Thorpe Abbotts. He had been injured (flak). Would you have any additional information concerning my father that is not listed, such as missions, date he completed his missions or anything of regarding his service at Thorpe Abbotts. Thank You


The following form contents were entered on 16th Jul 2
Date = 16 Jul 2 04:52:52
subject = 100thBG 
Feedback Formmessages = 644TYPE = 
Ask a questionRESPONSIBLE = I DON'T KNOW WHO SHOULD RESPONDE
MAIL = cpope@cityoflewisville.com
UNAME = Pete Pope
CONNECTION = I am a relative of a 100th veteran

COMMENTS = Does anyone have any info on the whereabouts of Clement Cowan of Georgia? My uncle, Sonny Kemble, was tailgunner on his AC, "Sparky" when Sparky Meyers was KIA in March 1944. Hi Pete, Clement Cowan passed away on March 18, 1997. Pete, can your Uncle or Family help us? We need a Mission list for this Crew and any other photos of the Crew or Uncle you may have during his time in 100th BG? Do you think your can help?Thanks,Michael Faley100th Bomb Group Photo Archives12400 Ventura Blvd#113Studio City, CA 91604 Thanks for the info. It saddens me to hear of his death. My uncle told me that Clement Cowan was never the same after Sherwyn Meyers death, that he felt responsible because he didn't bring all of his men back. My uncle tried to locate him but to no avail. I made a shadow box for my uncle and I had help from Cowboy Roane and Jan Riddling of Arkansas. She sent me a list of my uncle's missions so he should still have the list. He also has a photo of the crew in training in the US before deploying to England. That photo is on the web site. I'll get ahold of my uncle and get you what picture I can. Thanks so much for the info. Another aside, I met the Cowboy late in 1997. He helped me with the info I needed to make my uncle's shadow box. Met with him for two hours or so. A brother of his had recently died and Col. Roane gave me some of the medals and devices that I used in my uncle's shadow box. What a thrill to meet the "Cowboy" after I had read so much about him in "Story of the Century". I must have read that book 10 times as a young boy.


His full name is Horace Ray Kemble, 87 also goes by aka H.Sonny Kemble.also H.S. KEMBLE in the phone directory
Also has a Mabel Kemble listed 
 
H S KEMBLE
818 Shadywood Lane
Desoto,Texas 75115
972-230-2217  That's a land line phone #

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

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BURIAL INFORMATION

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PHOTOS:

 Adam C. Stopel, Horace R. Kemble and Hank A. Dibbern in front and Robert Patrick, John P. Cooper and Beryl L. King in rear. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of James P. Heyneman. 

 Robert Patrick, Harold L. Heyneman and Adam C.Stoppel. Horace "Sonny" Kemble in rear. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of James P. Heyneman. 

 Clement H. Cowan crew. (left to right) Kneeling: William A. Geigle, Horace R. "Sonny" Kemble and Fred W. Robertson. Standing: Adam C. Stoppel, Robert Patrick, Sherwyn W. "Sparks" Meyers, Murray W. Holditch, Harold L. Heyneman and Clement H. Cowan. Hank A. Dibbern took picture. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of James P. Heyneman. 

 

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