Clifford Price Emberg

Clifford Price Emberg served during World War II in the U.S. Navy from June 5, 1944, until June 1946.

He received basic training in Farragut, Idaho, then trained at the Naval Aviation Training Command in Norman, Oklahoma. He was assigned to Fleet Air Wing 16, Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 50 (CASU-50). His rank was Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class.

Mr. Emberg was born in 1926 in Proctor, Minnesota, the son of Clifford P. and Mabel Emberg.

Source: Veterans’ Memorial Hall veteran history form; veteran’s account (below)

I enlisted in the Navy in March 1944 under the V-6 Program (was allowed to finish high school before active duty). Graduated on June 2, 1944, and was sent to boot camp on June 5th, Farragut, Idaho. After boot camp went to Norman, Oklahoma, to Aviation Ordnance School. Graduated in January 1945 and went to Norfolk, Virginia. Then to Bayonne, New Jersey. Boarded the USS Merrick—to Cuba and then to Trinidad. Flew to Recife, Brazil, then to sea and lane base in Natal, Brazil (Fleet Air Wing 16) in a PBM squadron [patrol bombing squadron]. After V-E Day, flew to Miami, Florida—home on leave. Then assigned to CASU 15 at Pasco, Washington. War finally over and discharged from Bremerton, Washington, in June of 1946 as AOM 3/c.

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