Resech

 

2nd Lt. Arthur Carl Resech


Born: 1 June 1924 - Oak Park, Illinois

Parents: Carl H. & Helga Resech

Siblings: 3 brothers, 1 sister

Hometown:

    - 114 Rockford Street - Forest Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Saint John's Lutheran School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1942

            - left before class graduated

Occupation: Continental Can Company - Chicago

Inducted:

    - U.S. Army Air Corps

        - Unknown

            - Officer Candidate School

Serial Number: O&2023599

Training: 

    - Texas, Kansas, California

        - B-24 - pilot

Unit: 

    - 5th Bomb Group, 868th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 13th Army Air Force

        - B-24s known as "Snoopers" because of low level bombing missions

Engagements:

    - fought in South Pacific from December 1944 - April 1945

        - reported wounded - Chicago Tribune - 10 December 1944

Missing in Action:

    - 18 April 1945 - Celebes Islands, Dutch East Indies

        - 23rd mission

        - plane rammed by Japanese Kamikaze while on mission

            - crashed into water in flames

        - family informed of his death - 19 May 1945

Memorial:

    - Tablets of the Missing - American Military Cemetery - Manila, Philippine Islands

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

    - Air Medal


 


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