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SSGT Laura E. Besley

SSGT Laura E. Besley

Birth
Fern, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 13 May 1945 (aged 31)
West Papua, Indonesia
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Section U Site 10
Memorial ID 74490239 · View Source
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Died 2 days after the plane crash of the "Gremlin Special", of injuries she received in that plane crash, which was on a site seeing flight in New Guinea during WW II. Served in the U.S. Army (WAC), World War II. She was a SSgt and was from Shippenville, PA.
She was an only child and she was single. She was 31 years old at the time of the crash.
She had worked as a typist for the Pennsylvania Labor Dept before enlisting in the Women's Army Corp (WAC) in 1942.
Her body was recovered 14 years after the crash and was buried May 13 1959.


  • Created by: Mary Lou Hanson
  • Added: 6 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74490239
  • Lee Zurligen
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Laura E. Besley (31 Jan 1914–13 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74490239, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Mary Lou Hanson (contributor 47040913) .