Arthur W. Flesch, Captain, Army Air Corps, Distinguished Flying Cross with an Oak Leaf Cluster, 492nd Bomber Squadron, died Nov. 19, 1944 in India. Flesch, son of Arthur Flesch and Emilie Schumn of Mount Prospect, graduated from St. Paul Lutheran School and Arlington High School. Approximately six weeks after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He eventually became a bombardier with the 492nd Bomber Squadron in India, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross with an Oak Leaf Cluster. He was killed in India on Nov. 19, 1944 and his body was returned stateside for internment at Arlington National Cemetery on June 9, 1948.
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