Sgt Elmer Thomas Short

Sgt Elmer Thomas Short

Birth
Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Death 23 Sep 1944 (aged 21)
Italy
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec: 15, Site: 86 LH
Memorial ID 49314187 · View Source
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Son of Samuel H. Short and Blanche Virginia Abbott Short. Elmer, who reside in Dover, Delaware, served as a Sergeant and aerial gunner on a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, 438th Squadron, 310th Group, 57th Wing, 12th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was "Killed In Action" when his bomber was shot down by enemy action and crashed. He had served in the Air Corps for one year and eight months at the time of his death and was decorated with an Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart.
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Sept. 23, Sgt. Elmer T. Short of Dover, a gunner on a B-25 bomber, died when his plane was shot down over Galliate, Italy.

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  • Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 6 Mar 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 49314187
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Elmer Thomas Short (10 Jul 1923–23 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 49314187, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John C. Anderson (contributor 47208015) .