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Caslavka, Louis Bennett

CASLAVKA

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 3/15/2007 at 15:28:03

CASLAVKA, Louis Bennett

Traer, IA

Serial No: 1184242

Born: February 3, 1892

Parents: Joseph and Anna Caslavka

Englisted in Army: July 6, 1917, Medical Dept.

Training in US: Fort Logan, Fort Riley, Kelly Field, Rich Field, Wright Field, Mitchell Field.

Left for Overseas: Hoboken, NJ on May 15, 1918; arrived Brest, France, May 26, 1918.

Overseas Training: Orly Field, Paris, France. Assigned 135 Aero. Sq. 278 Aero. Sq.

Sent to Front: June 16, 1918, with 135 Aero. Sq.

Engagements: Belleau Woods, Jun 16-Jul 6, 1918; St. Mihiel, Sep 13-16; Meuse-Argonne, Oct 15-Nov 11, 1918.

Returned to US from Brest, France on August 5, 1919; Hoboken, NJ, August 14, 1919.

Discharged: Mitchell Field, August 27, 1919

Rating: Sgt Aerial Gunner

Months in Service: In US, 11; overseas 15.

Served with Army of Occupation Sin. Sig. Germany with 278 Aero Sq. Transferred Medical Dept to Air Corps Oct 29, 1917

Present Occupation: Druggist.

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered about 1948)


 

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