Helen G. Kent

Missing Status

ABMC Burial Unit

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Helen G. Kent, Sergeant
World War II
Service #902290
RankSergeant, U.S. Army
UnitWomen's Army Corps
Entered Service From
Date of DeathMay 13, 1945
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines

Sgt. Kent is one of 18 servicemen and women killed in an aircraft crash in a remote part of Papua New Guiana on May 13, 1945. She was a member of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) serving in the Pacific. Initially buried in field graves near the crash site, their remains were not recovered by the War Department until more than a decade after the war. Once recovered and identified, all 18 were interred as a group burial in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis. Missouri. Their names are permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

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.