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Slabis, 2nd Lt. Anthony

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2nd Lt. Anthony Slabis 
Born: 20 April 1923 – Illinois 
Parents: Anton & Vencenta Slabis 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Home: 
– 100 North Twenty-Fourth Avenue – Melrose Park. Illinois 
Education: 
– Mount Carmel Catholic School – Melrose Park, Illinois 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1941 
Inducted: 
– 1943 
Commissioned: 8 February 1944 
Serial Number: O&711809 
Training: 
– Kansas 
– Virginia 
– Nebraska 
– Arizona 
– Frederick Army Airfield, Oklahoma 
– graduated – pilot 
– came home on leave in February 1944 
– Harlingen Field, Texas 
– advanced training B-24s 
Unit: “Snoopers” 
– low-level night bombing group 
– operated in Pacific Theater 
-flew B-24 bombers painted black 
Killed in Action: 
– 12 January 1945 over Borneo 
Buried: 
– 10 March 1950 – Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery – St. Louis, Missouri 
– Section: 82 Site: 103C 
– buried with other members of his crew 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 
Note: Family would later reside in Los Angeles, California 

 

Slabis Grave 2

 

Slabis Grave 3

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