The Cave FHS is grateful to Gordon Seyffert who has supplied information on American WW2 casualties.
Name: Lt. Elmore “Kelly” Cave, Jr.
- Born 2 Jan. 1916, son of Elmore Cave, Sr. (1872-1934) & Florine Brown (1885-1973), gr-s/o Rev. Robt. C. Cave & Sarah Frances Daniel
- Died 16 Sept. 1944 at Bodney, England – 2nd Lt., 787th Army Air Force Bomber Squadron
- Burial 28 Oct. 1948 at Valhalla Cem., St. Louis County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Source #1: http://www.web-birds.com/8th/466/466th.html
In 1938, he received a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to study sculpture in Italy. He was unable to accept because of the war in Europe.
His death was classified as “non-battle.”
US Military Aircraft Accident Report:
INQUIRY NUMBER: 02-440916-514
DATE: September 16, 1944
SERIAL NUMBER: 42-95361
PILOT: Francis L Bell
CREW MEMBER: Elmer (sic) Cave, 2nd Lt, O-820717, 787BS (Copilot)
LOCATION: Bodnay (sic), Norfolk, England
REMARKS: Mid-air collision between two B-24s; fifteen killed
Source #2: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1944 [KIA] (photo) Article 10/12 p3A, 10/21