|Unit||Fifth Air Force|
|Rank||Sergeant U.S. Army Air Forces|
|Entered Service From||Michigan|
|Date of Death||January 18 1943|
Walls of the Missing
Sgt. Elsner was killed in a plane crash during combat operations over New Guinea in 1943 and was initially listed as Missing in Action with an Administrative Date of Death of December 20, 1945. Following the war, his remains were recovered and interred with the rest of the crew in a group burial in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Ky. His name is permanently listed on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.