1944 — 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.
Barbi Ennis Connolly PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com additions? corrections?