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Cave Family History Society

American World War II Casualties – Cave Surname

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
AIRCRAFT: B-24H
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

Source #3:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSiman=1&GScid=32067&GSfn=&GSln=cave