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Leslie B. Gilbert

Graduating Class of 1933
Served in World War II

Leslie B. Gilbert



Cherokee, IA

Date of Birth


Location of Death

South China Sea

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Taguig, Philippines

More About Captain Gilbert

Captain Gilbert was a prisoner aboard a Japanese ship that sank in the South China Sea. He was a reserve officer who joined the army engineering corps in January, 1941. Captain Gilbert was a prisoner since the fall of Corregidor. Cpt. Gilbert is memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila, Philippines.