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Appleman, Floyd Melvin

Rank and Name, Chief Warrant Officer Floyd M. Appleman.

Unit/Placed in, 122nd Army Ground Forces Band.

Together with 3 Crew Members and 14 Passengers, he flew from Anchorage to Fairbanks in a C-47 from the US-AAF.

En route, while flying in marginal weather conditions and at insufficient altitude, the aircraft hit the slope of Mt Deception located in the Denali National Park. All eightteen occupants were killed.


Floyd is born approx. on Feb. 5, 1911 in Ohio.

Father, Charles M. Appleman.

Mother, Emma (Boettiger) Appleman.

Sister(s), Nellie M. Laura B. Ethel, Bessie V. Mary B. and Martha N. Appleman.

Brother(s), Charles C. and Joseph L. Appleman.

Spouse, Rose M. (Boescher) Appleman.


Floyd enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # W2000527.


Floyd ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-47 were,

2nd Lt. Roy Proebsle                    Pilot

2nd Lt. Peter blivens                    Co Pilot

Pfc.     James A George Jr           Radio Operator

Civ.     Carl V. Harris                   Passenger

Ltjg.    Athel L. Gil                      Passenger

CWO.  Floyd M. Appleman           Passenger

Sgt.    William E. Backus             Passenger

Maj.    Rudolph F. Bostelman        Passenger

Lt.      Orlando J. Buck                Passenger

Corp.   Charles Dijkema                Passenger

Pvt.    Charles E. Ellis                  Passenger

Tec5.  Maurice R. Gibbs               Passenger

Pvt.    Anthony Kasper                Passenger

Pfc.     Alfred S. Madiso                Passenger

Pvt.    Howard A. Pevey               Passenger

Pfc.     Clifford E. Phillips              Passenger

Tec4.  Timothy D. Stevens            Passenger

Tec5.  Edward S. Stoering           Passenger


Floyd died when the Transport Plane flew against the Mountain Slope on, Sep. 18, 1944, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Floyd is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

His unit 122nd Army Ground Forces Band
His rank Chief Warrent Officer
the company he flew with was from Air transport Command
Alaskan Air Command
The plane he flew in a Douglas C-47 Skytrain