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World War II 1
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Army 1
Birth:
1924 1
New York 1
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Person:
Milton M Slafkes 1
Level of Education: 2 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1924 1
New York 1
Residence:
Place: Kings County, New York 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
16 Nov 1942 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
12185949 1
Enlistment Place:
New York City New York 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Musicians and teachers of music 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Employment:
Position: DATA ANALYSIS PROGRAMS WORKER 2
Source Information:
Box Number: 0101 1
Film Reel Number: 1.94 1

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321st BG, 448th BS, Sgt Milton M Slafkes, B-25 Combat Aerial Gunner

Corsica, France

Milton;  Milton M Slafkes (  12185949  ) enlisted in the US Army on 16 November, 1942 in New Your City, NY.  Milton was residing in Kings County, NY and was accepted directly into the AAC as a Private.  He was born in NY in 1924 and had completed one year of college and was working as a shipping and receiving clerk and was still single at enlistment. 

  Milton was eventually ssigned to the 321st Bomb Group, 448th Bomb squadron, B-25 Mitchell Combat Aerial Gunner.

321st BG War Diary; Friday, 18 August 1944 Toulon Harbor, France

448th BS Mission Summary (Ops Order 498/mission 498) Group Mission # 498: Mission 325 (498): At 10:53 36 planes off to bomb a battleship, cruiser, destroyer, and submarine in Toulon Harbor, France and dropped 151 x 1000 SAP Bombs from 13,000 feet. 28 x 1000 GP bombs were returned and salvoed due to mechanical failure of lead ship in one flight. Excellent coverage of warships, battleship listing with three separate fires, and direct hits on forward deck and turret. Destroyer and submarine sunk and cruiser listing to starboard, decks awash. 100% bombing accuracy 448. Heavy, intense, accurate flak of barrage and tracking type holed 27 planes and wounded 11 crew members: Lts: Furey, Joyce, Schlenk, Hickey, L.P. Greene, Sgts: Pineda, Slafkes, and Markiewicz 448th wounded. Weather: CAVU.      Slafkes, Milton M., Sgt, gunner

A/C No. 43-27668 P Warren, William F., 2Lt CP Kuoni, Charles F., Jr., 2Lt N None B Judy, Philip R., 2Lt E Ernst, David L., S/Sgt R Schaffner, Clarence Donovan, T/Sgt G Slafkes, Milton M., S/Sgt

 

# 43-27668 J  (no name or art yet)

  N-83 (Tail Number)

  Milt was a DATA ANALYSIS PROGRAMS WORKER... from his proud son Barry Slafkes.

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