Kellett, Walter James, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
763-Searchlight Crewman
Last MOS Group
Army Air Force
Primary Unit
1941-1942, USAAF 5th Air Force
Service Years
1940 - 1942

Corporal



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ironwood
Last Address
Ironwood, MI

Casualty Date
Jul 19, 1942
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Illness, Disease
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Walls of the Missing

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2004, World War II Fallen5
  2010, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Unit Assignments
USAAF 5th Air Force
  1941-1942, USAAF 5th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In1942, Kellett was a member of the 17th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, USAAF 5th Army Air Force when he was taken as a prisoner of war by enemy forces and interned at the Cabanatuan Prisoner of War Camp. He was reported to have died July 19, 1942, and was subsequently buried in Grave 312, along with other prisoners who died on that date. His remains were identified and accounted for on July 23, 2019.

Source: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA)
   
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