PFC Philip Jacob Desch

PFC Philip Jacob Desch

Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Death 20 Nov 1942 (aged 24)
Victoria County, Texas, USA
Burial Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Plot McInerney, Lot 39-C
Memorial ID 24618828 · View Source
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The body of Pvt. Philip J. Desch, 24, who ws killed Friday at Foster Field, Texas, will arrive in Topeka Sunday morning and be taken to the Brennan Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Church. Military services will be held at the graveside in Mount Calvary Cemetery by officers of the Topeka Army Air Base.

Private Desch was born October 10, 1918 in Topeka, and was a graduate of Capitol Catholic High School. He formerly was employed at the Santa Fe Shops.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Adelaide Desch, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Desch; three sisters, Sister Ruth Anne of Butte, Mont.; Sister George Anne of Kansas City, Mo.; Rose Marie of the home; and a brother, George Desch of the home.

Topeka Daily Capital, 11/21/1942

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NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Shawnee County, Kansas...Died Non-Battle.

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  • Created by: Oz
  • Added: 14 Feb 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 24618828
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Philip Jacob Desch (10 Oct 1918–20 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24618828, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Oz (contributor 46520830) .