Kenneth Elwood Slenker

Military

Kenneth Slenker was Top Turret Gunner on B-17 # 42-3249 of 96th Bomber Group / 413th Bomber Squadron, shot down 16 December 1943. Killed in Action (KIA) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1569.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682305
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39192685
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35310616
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-676246
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-532903
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Pennsylvania, USA

Died

1943-12-16

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Hollland 1943-12-16 His remains were never recovered

Other

Memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing

Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten

Revisions

Date24 Apr 2015 14:45:55
ContributorED-BB
Sources

KIA and still missing

Date24 Apr 2015 14:08:22
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 1569
ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission) website

Date27 Sep 2014 18:17:51
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1569 / MACR 1569; Snetterton Falcons, pg 59 & 88 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database