Thomas Henly Rembert, Jr.
Attended Clemson during the 1938-1940 school years.
Mother - Mrs. Blondel Hearon Rembert
Army Air Force, Second Lieutenant
Sep 20, 1921
Dec 30, 1943
Lieutenant Rembert was killed in a plane crash near the Venice Army Air Base, FL.
Accident Report #44-12-30-8Aircraft Model P-47G-1; S/N# 42-24943 Organization: Location: Venice AAF, Venice, Florida .
Squadron #A-73, 14th Ftr.; Group: 53rd FtrPlace of Departure: Venice Army Air Field in Gulf Intended destination: Local Area Type of Mission: Transition Date: 30 November 1943; Time: 09:50 Location of Crash: Venice Army Air Field in Gulf Reason aircraft was Lost: Spin due to engine failure Number of Persons aboard aircraft; Crew 1 Passengers 0 Total 1 List of Crew (Crew position, Name, Rank, Status) 2nd Lt. Rembert, Thomas H., Jr., Pilot-fatal Narrative of eyewitness statements: Lt. Rembert apparently called the Tower stating that it was necessary for him to make an emergency landing. Once permission was given, Lt. Rembert called back to say his propeller had gone out. Evidently Lt. Rembert banked his airplane too steep in an attempt to line up with the runway. Since he had lost power, the airplane stalled at an altitude of approximately 1000 feet and plunged into the gulf, about 300 yards off the end of the runway he was assigned.