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Laura E. Besley
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1914
Fern
Clarion County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 15, 1945
West Papua, Indonesia

Died 2 days after the plane crash of the "Gremlin Special", of injuries she received in that plane crash, which was on a site seeing flight in New Guinea during WW II. Served in the U.S. Army (WAC), World War II. She was a SSgt and was from Shippenville, PA.
She was an only child and she was single. She was 31 years old at the time of the crash.
She had worked as a typist for the Pennsylvania Labor Dept before enlisting in the Women's Army Corp (WAC) in 1942.
Her body was recovered 14 years after the crash and was buried May 13 1959.




 
 
Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Section U Site 10
 
Created by: Mary Lou Hanson
Record added: Aug 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74490239
Laura E. Besley
Added by: Ms Martie Martin
 
Laura E. Besley
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Laura E. Besley
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Thank you for your service during WWII. You paved the way for the future of the Women's Army Corps.
- Sgt. MJ Martin Women's Army Corps. Vietnam
 Added: Feb. 5, 2013

- mokennehan
 Added: Nov. 29, 2012
Thank you for your service to our country. WORLD WAR II
- Ms Martie Martin
 Added: Aug. 8, 2011
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