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Sgt Mac S Groesbeck
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1916
Holden
Millard County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1942
Alotau
Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea

He studied Diesel Mechanics at Utah State Agricultural College and was active in the LDS church.

Groesbeck was a gunner on B-17E #41-2635, assigned to the 5th Air Force, 19th Bombardment Group, 30th Bombardment Squadron.

They were one of a group of six planes that took off from Seven Mile aerodrome near Port Moresby on a night mission to bomb Japanese shipping in Tonolei Harbor, but Groesbeck's plane disappeared on the way to the target and the crew was officially declared dead in 1945. Because of that he is listed on the Tablets of the Missing.

In 1999 the plane's wreckage was discovered where it struck a mountain near Alotau, Papua New Guinea. The crew's remains were recovered and those that could be identified as Groesbeck's were buried in Richfield City Cemetery in Utah. There is also a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, where the remains that could not be identified were interred.

He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart. 
 
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 Parents:
  Hyrum Groesbeck (1878 - 1931)
  Lue Emma Stephensen Groesbeck (1883 - 1960)
 
 Siblings:
  Hellen Groesbeck (1909 - 1909)**
  Emma Groesbeck (1913 - 1913)*
  Mac S. Groesbeck (1916 - 1942)*
  Mac S Groesbeck (1916 - 1942)
  Leslie S. Groesbeck (1923 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Name is now listed on the Tablets of the Missing with a Rosette to signify remains have been recovered.
 
Maintained by: dfr
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56782688
Sgt Mac S Groesbeck
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Sgt Mac S Groesbeck
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Sgt Mac S Groesbeck
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30th Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group (Heavy)
- JimO
 Added: Oct. 18, 2014
 
 
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