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Lieut Paul Benton Selbe
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1902
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1944
Oakland
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)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin F. Selbe (____ - 1960)
 
 Sibling:
  Paul Benton Selbe (1902 - 1944)
  Virginia Kathleen Selbe (1906 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
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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