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TSgt Herbert P Slesrick

TSgt Herbert P Slesrick

Birth
Death 22 Oct 1944
Myanmar
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56785527 · View Source
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He graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School, class of 1942.

Slesrick was the flight engineer on B-24J #44-70414, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a five plane formation that departed Pandaveswar India to bomb targets at Moulmein Burma. Five minutes after dropping their bombs the formation was jumped by eight to twelve Japanese fighters. During the attacks Slesrick's plane collided with one of the other bombers in the formation causing both to crash into the Bay of Martaban, killing both crews.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

He received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Wisconsin.

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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56785527
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Herbert P Slesrick (unknown–22 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56785527, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .