Sgt Ellsworth V. Kelley

Sgt Ellsworth V. Kelley

Newark, Licking County, Ohio, USA
Death 31 Aug 1944 (aged 24)
Guangxi Region, China
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60 Site 7927
Memorial ID 15409788 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, which is the actual date of his death, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until March 20, 1946 which is shown on his headstone.

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Ellsworth's remains were recovered in the late 1990's and he was interred with his crew at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia on August 21, 2000.

He also has a "Cenotaph" in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines.
" Click Here " for his record at Arlington.

A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name on the tablets at Manila to signify his remains were recovered.

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Ellsworth served as a Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-24J #44-40831, 375th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Ohio prior to the war.

Ellsworth was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24, being badly damaged and returning from a mission to bomb enemy ships in Takao Harbor off Takao (Kaohsiung) on Formosa (Taiwan), crashed into Mount Arisan in China during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 35404515

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Airmen who perished on this flight:

Buckley, Fred P ~ Pfc, Radar Operator, KS
De Lucia, Anthony W ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, PA
Deming, Robert L ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, WA
Drager, William A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NJ
Kearsey, Robert L ~ Sgt, Gunner, PA
Kelley, Ellsworth V ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, OH
Netherwood, Vincent J ~ Pvt, Gunner, NY
Pierpont, George H ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, VA
Tomenendale, Franklin A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WI
Ward, George A ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NJ

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Hope
  • Added: 18 Aug 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15409788
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Ellsworth V. Kelley (1 Mar 1920–31 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15409788, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .