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August Emil Apelt, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1921
Fredericksburg
Gillespie County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1944
Leyte Province
Eastern Visayas, Philippines

Died on Leyte Island, Philippines,
Killed in Action *
World War II

Served in the United States Army Air Corps: 498 Bombardment Squadron, 345th Bombardment Group as a Staff Sergeant.

This group operated from Biak, July–November 1944, striking airfields and shipping in the southern Philippines and the Celebes. In November 1944 moved to the Philippines where targets included Japanese airfields and communications on Luzon, industries and communications on Formosa, and shipping along the China coast.

*111 men were killed on November 12, 1944, when Kamikaze's attacked the SS Nelson and SS Waite in Leyte Gulf. Most of these men were ground personnel waiting for the 345th to be moved ashore to their new home in the Philippines. 177 planes were also lost

Parents: August Apelt and Selma Ellebracht
 
 
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 Parents:
  August Apelt (1891 - 1967)
  Selma E Ellebracht Apelt (1899 - 1991)
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Fredericksburg
Gillespie County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Paula J
Record added: Jun 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53965886
August Emil Apelt, Jr
Added by: Pat Weber
 
August Emil Apelt, Jr
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All gave some. Some gave all. WWII Vet.
- Bryan Schley
 Added: Apr. 26, 2014

- Billie Blackstock
 Added: Oct. 19, 2011
 
 
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