Ralph A. McKendrick

World War II
Service #12198868
Unit387 Bomb SQ 312 Bomb GP/L
RankSSGT U.S. Army Air Forces
Entered Service From Pennsylvania
Date of DeathApril 5 1944
Walls of the Missing
Purple Heart
Purple Heart

Initially listed as missing in action, non-recoverable or unidentifiable, SSGT McKendrick's remains were recovered. He is interred at a group burial site at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO along with the remains of crew member 2LT Thomas E. Freeman. SSGT McKenrick's name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, The Philippines.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.