Capt Elmer Elton Slaten


Capt Elmer Elton Slaten

Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, USA
Death 28 Nov 1943 (aged 39)
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56294416 View Source
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Elmer was a Captain in the U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Rescue Squadron.

Service # O-496293

He entered the Service from Texas

Missing in Action

He was lost as a result of the crash of an AT-7 "Navigator" which was the military version of a Beechcraft Model 18. It was primarily used as a trainer for pilots, bombardiers, and navigators. A few were used for light transport duties. The plane was on a routine flight and the Missing Aircrews Report says that it went down in Greenland on 28 Nov 1943 having struck an ice cap.It was en route to APO 858 (Narsassuak, Greenland) from APO 859 (Sonderstromfjord, Greenland) - reported position of Latitude 65 degrees 38 minutes North by Longitude 50 degrees 13 minutes West (65.6333, -50.2167).

There were no survivors and all are commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing.

The other two crewmen were:

Co-Pilot - First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces~1st Arctic Rescue Squadron John A Davis

Navigator - Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Arctic Rescue Squadron George H Clarke

The passengers were:
Captain, U.S. Army Fayette F Krause

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Simon B Chipley Jr

Staff Sergeant Hiram A Long

Staff Sergeant Billy S Kelley


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  • Maintained by: stevenkh1
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56294416
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Elmer Elton Slaten (3 Jul 1904–28 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56294416, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by stevenkh1 (contributor 47175148) .