Sgt Glenn Clifton Keclik

Sgt Glenn Clifton Keclik

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 16 Sep 1942 (aged 20)
Papua New Guinea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 56779506 · View Source
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Keclik was a gunner on B-17F #41-24427, assigned to the 5th Air Force, 19th Bombardment Group, 30th Bombardment Squadron.

They took off from Port Morsby on a mission to bomb Rabaul, and were not heard from again.

Because his body was never recovered, he is listed on the Tablets of the Missing. The US Army officially declared him dead on January 7, 1946.

He received the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Keclik is also memorialized in Fort Scott National Cemetery in Kansas.


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Missouri.

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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56779506
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Glenn Clifton Keclik (13 Apr 1922–16 Sep 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56779506, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .