Caslavka, Louis Bennett
Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 3/15/2007 at 15:28:03
CASLAVKA, Louis Bennett
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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