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Lieut Paul Benton Selbe
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1902
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1944
Alameda County
California, USA

Son of Benjamin Franklin Selbe and Maude Estella Hively Selbe who resided at 309 West Eighteenth Street, Wilmington, Delaware during the war.

Paul served as a 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on August 20, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as being employed as a Lawyer and also as being Single, without dependents.

Paul was one of seven Army personnel killed when C-47B Skytrain (#43-30682) faltered on take-off and crashed at the intersection of 38th & Mare Streets in Oakland, California.

The plane was part of the 94th Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group assigned to the Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base, North Carolina.

It is currently unknown if Paul was assigned to the plane or was a passenger.

Paul had served in the Air Corps for one year and five months at the time of his death.

Service # 0-182634

The others killed on this flight:

Ralph L. Zimmerman, Lt. Col, pilot
Ralph G. Breshears, 1st Lt.
Benjamin D. Edwards, S/Sgt
Harold J. Manasse, Sgt
Vincent J. Virga, Sgt
Robert Lapan, Pvt

(Info on Plane and crew supplied by Tim Cook)
Family links: 
  Benjamin F. Selbe (____ - 1960)
  Paul Benton Selbe (1902 - 1944)
  Virginia Kathleen Selbe (1906 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: Final resting place currently unknown.
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Jun 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53977212

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013
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