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Stanley R Kelley
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Birth: 1924
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1946
Hawaii, USA

Eight men lost their lives in a OA-10 (PBY-A) crash one half mile off O'ahu, Territory of Hawaii. They include the crew and two soldiers getting a transport ride. Although the crash was observed and rescue efforts were launched immediately, no bodies were ever recovered.

Crew, 7th Emergency Rescue Squadron:
1st Lt Harris Kamis
2nd Lt Benjamin F Colson
2nd Lt Vincent G Badolato
Sgt Stanley R Kelley
Cpl Bedford K Metzger Jr
Pfc Riego C Miguel

1st Sgt Joseph G Ritchie
Pfc Richard K Albert

Stanley's World War II Army Enlsitment Record is found and confirmed by matching Service Numbers. He was born in Missouri in 1924. His residence was St. Louis, Missouri and he enlisted from Memphis, Missouri. He was single when he enlisted. His occupation is not coded. He entered the Regular Army on October 29, 1945. His origin was not civilian, but is given as "Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC".


* Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records), "Kelley, Stanley; ASN 37630142", database found online at the National Archives Records Administration (NARA) .
* Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, August 9, 1946, page 1, banner headline article.
* Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tuesday, August 20, 1946, page 1, headline article.
* Kamis, Harris - Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF), US Army Human Resources Command.
* Kamis, Harris - Report of Major Accident, HQ Air Force Historical Research Agency.
* News item carried in numerous newspapers across the United States on August 8 or August 9, 1946, seen on NewspaperArchive.
* American Battle Monuments Commission, "World War II database".
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
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Record added: Aug 03, 2010
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