Vernon Oliver Enders was born on 11 March 1914 in Kansas to Valentine Oliver Enders and Ada Augusta Gist.  He was the husband of Helen Trunsdell.
He Died non Battle 16 October 1945
Buried at Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons, Kansas

Flight Officer
US Army Air Forces

In 1941, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. In October 1944, he transferred to the American Air Force with the Rank of Flight Officer. Here he trained as pilot of the P-47 Thunderbolt Fighter plane. He was expected to go to the Pacific theatre at the time the war ended. Then, he was sent to Bluethenthal Field at Wilmington, North Carolina, where he was stationed at the time of his death on October 16, 1945 in a plane crash at Wheeling, West Virginia, when it developed trouble on a scheduled flight to Pittsburgh. He was 31.

  • Rank: Flight Officer
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 March 1914
  • Date of death: 16 October 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Lyons, KS
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons, Rice County, Kansas
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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