Memorial Day offers time for pause
From Post staff reports
Hubert Clemmons of Lebanon, a World War II veteran, is one of those. Joining the Army at age 19, Clemmons was eventually assigned to the 98th Bomb Group, an organization known as “The Pyramidiers.”
The 98th Bomb Group gained fame during the war for its low-level, long-range attack on vital oil refineries in Nazi-controlled Romania on August 1, 1943.
A longtime businessman in Lebanon and now retired, Clemmons points out that he was not a member of the 98th Bomb Group during the period of the raids on Romania but did serve with the unit on missions in Italy during the war.
In October his old unit is planning a reunion to be held in Shreveport, La.
“About a third of the airplanes and crews that took part were lost and few of the airplanes that survived were in any condition to fly again after the attack,” the newsletter states.