August Emil Apelt, Jr

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August Emil Apelt, Jr

  • Birth 6 Oct 1921 Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas, USA
  • Death 12 Nov 1944 Leyte Province, Eastern Visayas, Philippines
  • Burial Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas, USA
  • Plot 105 SWQ
  • Memorial ID 53965886

Died on Leyte Island, Philippines,
Killed in Action *
World War II

Served in the United States Army Air Corps: 498 Bombardment Squadron, 345th Bombardment Group as a Staff Sergeant.

This group operated from Biak, July–November 1944, striking airfields and shipping in the southern Philippines and the Celebes. In November 1944 moved to the Philippines where targets included Japanese airfields and communications on Luzon, industries and communications on Formosa, and shipping along the China coast.

*111 men were killed on November 12, 1944, when Kamikaze's attacked the SS Nelson and SS Waite in Leyte Gulf. Most of these men were ground personnel waiting for the 345th to be moved ashore to their new home in the Philippines. 177 planes were also lost


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TEXAS
STAFF SGT 498 AAF BOMB SQ
WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Paula J
  • Added: 21 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53965886
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for August Emil Apelt, Jr (6 Oct 1921–12 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53965886, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paula J (contributor 46489742) .