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Level of Education: 1 year of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
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1920 1
Texas 1
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Place: Upton County, Texas 1
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Enlistment Date:
18 Dec 1941 1
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Air Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
18015900 1
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Ft Bliss el Paso Texas 1
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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
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Box Number: 0267 1
Card Number: 0 1
Film Reel Number: 2.124 1

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321stBG,448thBS, Lt Eldon Plumlee, DNB 31 March, 1943

North Africa

Eldon;

(Accident INFO from the 448th War Diary)

Plumlee, Eldon A., 1Lt., Pilot, Enlistment Service # :18015900
Officer's Service # : O-662490
KILLED in Jeep Accident On 31 March 1943~On March 31 1943 on a low element sea sweep, the first battle casualty of the squadron occurred.  1st Lt. Hess, McKinney; 2nd Lts:  Campbell, Welton; S/Sgts:  Cookman, Hines, Kirol, McGinnis, McMurray, Ratajczyk, Rodgers, Headings and Lottes were shot down into the Mediterranean Sea by enemy fighters.  The mission however did succeed in sinking two enemy ships.

That evening on his return from a short trip to Batna, Lt. Plumlee met with a fatal accident when a jeep in which he was riding overturned.  The squadron was very quiet that evening.
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U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946  
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 18015900  18015900  
NAME PLUMLEE#ELDON#A#########  PLUMLEE#ELDON#A#########  
RESIDENCE: STATE 85  TEXAS  
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 461  UPTON  
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 8545  FT BLISS EL PASO TEXAS  
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 18  18  
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 12  12  
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 41  41  
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION AV#C  Aviation Cadet  
GRADE: CODE 9  Aviation Cadet  
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC#  Air Corps  
BRANCH: CODE 20  Air Corps  
FIELD USE AS DESIRED #  #  
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5  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  
LONGEVITY ###  ###  
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0  Civil Life  
NATIVITY 85  TEXAS  
YEAR OF BIRTH 20  20  
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1  White, citizen  
EDUCATION 5  1 year of college  
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 733  Semiskilled asbestos and insulation workers  
MARITAL STATUS 6  Single, without dependents  
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 6  Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10  
CARD NUMBER 0  0  
BOX NUMBER 0267  0267  
FILM REEL NUMBER 2.124  2.124  
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U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945
Name: Eldon A Plumlee
Gender: Male
Race: White
Religion: Protestant
Cemetery Name: Texas
Disposition: According to next of kin
Service Branch: Army
Rank: First Lieutenant
Service Number: 662490
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National WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Registry~NARA~War Department Files
Honoree Hometown Service Source   
Eldon A. Plumlee Eastland County, TX U.S. Army  National Archives
1 LT Eldon A. Plumlee   ID: O-662490
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Eastland County, TX
Status: DNB
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