Frederick W. Langhorst

Missing Status

ABMC Burial Unit

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Frederick W. Langhorst, First Lieutenant
World War II
Service #0-810387
RankFirst Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit1330th Army Air Force Base Unit
Entered Service From
New York
Date of DeathJuly 18, 1946
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines

In 1945, 1LT Langhorst was the co-pilot of a C-109 aircraft which in en-route from Jorhat, India to Hsinching, China (while flying over the Hump) when it crashed in a remote mountainous area. Search efforts failed to discover the crash site. The crash site was discovered in 2007. Some remains were discovered at that time and additional remains were recovered in 2009. In 2016, the remains were identified as those of 1LT Langhorst. His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, 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.