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

Died

16 December 1943

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Hollland 16 December 1943 His remains were never recovered

Born

Pennsylvania, USA

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