Resech, 2nd Lt. Arthur C.

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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: 
– San Antonio, Texas – San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center – July 1943
– received training to attend flight school
– Strother Field, Kansas – flight school – October 1943
– 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 
– his 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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