Maj. Chester Arthur Slingerland, O-660842, CO 393FS, 367FG, Born 4 February 1916 KIA 23 March 1945 Early on the morning of 23 March 1945 Maj Slingerland departed the 367FG (ALG) (A-94) Conflans-Jarny, France located at 49°09'06.0"N 5°55'54.0"E flying P-47D-30-RA-44-33570, leading two flights of the 393 Squadron on an armed reconnaissance, ground support mission to Grieshheim, Germany about 17 miles southwest of Frankfort supporting the allied ground advance after crossing the Rhine River. At 0750 Maj Slingerland was hit by AAA at a rather low altitude of 3000 ft. rolled over and crashed into the ground. Described by one of his flight leaders, Capt Ben Hardaway as follows: Some pertinent data records and sites: 5 page MACR 14044 https://www.fold3.com/image/29030869 for those with fold3 access. Fields of Honor Memorial http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.c...raine-s/83383-slingerland-chester-lor-k-29-18 Illinois at War Memorial http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=336658 ABMC https://www.wwiimemorial.com/Registry/plaque_cemetery.aspx?honoreeID=693536 NARA https://www.wwiimemorial.com/Registry/plaque_wardept.aspx?honoreeID=1170282 Danny Keay; Thunderbolt 44-33570 excavation 2003 https://www.stripes.com/news/army-staff-sergeant-digs-wwii-crash-sites-1.11607#.WTm2QuSGOM9 Findagrave https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56660912 Netherlands data site https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/voorgeslacht-slingerland/I668.php Original Aviation Cadet enlistment 01 November 1941 entering service at Fort Hayes Columbus, Ohio, ASN: 15070991, https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...tf=F&q=15070991&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=1050686 Maj Slingerland is noted here https://fonfasite.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/a-tribute-to-the-367th-fighter-group/ regarding an engagement in which his squadron participated 19 March 45, a few days before he was killed. Documents: Draft card Headstone interment Overview 23 March 1945 Estimated crash location from MACR Fluid battle front during the time of loss. 15 March 1945 01 April 1945 A photo of Major Slingerland other than a newspaper clipping image (already found) would be most welcome.