Sgt Kenneth W Seiler

Sgt Kenneth W Seiler

Birth
Death 15 Jul 1944
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing - Army
Memorial ID 125945246 · View Source
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Staff Sergeant Seiler was the Engineer
aboard B-24J Liberator #42-73119, serving
with the 372nd Bomb Squadron, 307th Bomb
Group (Heavy). The crew took off from
Mokerang Airfield on Los Negros Island on
a bombing mission against Yap Atol. While
over the target area, the planes flying in
formation came under Japanese fighter
aircraft attack. Presumably while evading
the attackers, the bomber collided mid-air
with B-24J #44-40555, piloted by 1 Lt Ulna H Sylor .

All crew members aboard both planes were
Killed In Action and declared
Missing In Action. Missing Air Crew Report
(MACR) #6924.

The crew lost on #42-73119 were:

Pilot 2Lt. Anthony Diederich
Co-pilot 2Lt. Robert W Pomeroy
Navigator 2Lt. Eugene W. Garrett
Bomb. 2Lt. Andrew Sekanics
Asst. Eng. Cpl. Clint D Hundley
Radio Op. S/Sgt. Robert F Jacobs
Asst. Radio Cpl. Charles F Reynolds
Gunner Cpl. John O Dunbar, Jr
Gunner Sgt. William E Crowley
Camera Op./gunner Sgt. William E Moores


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Inscription

SEILER KENNETH W S SGT
372 BOMB SQ 307 BOMB GP (H) NJ

Gravesite Details Entered the service from : New Jersey; ASN 32762907

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  • Created by: Tim Cook
  • Added: 6 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125945246
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Kenneth W Seiler (unknown–15 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125945246, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Tim Cook (contributor 46481904) .