Veterans' Memorial Project

Celsus Elliott Beguesse M.D.

Chicago, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences, Medicine

Graduation Year: 1939, LAS, Urbana; 1943, Medicine, Chicago

Service Branch: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 08/17/1914

Date of Death: 05/13/1946

Lt. Beguesse interned at the Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, MO, where he was a fellow. He served a residency in tuberculosis at the Robert Koch Hospital in Koch, MO. He began active duty as a First Lieutenant in the Medical Corps, Army of the U.S., on July 5, 1945, and was on staff of the Veterans Administration Facility in Tuskegee, AL. Lt. Beguesse was killed near Tuskegee in the crash of a B-29 bomber.

-information taken from University records and Journal of the American Medical Association, 1946, Volume 131, Number 11, page 934

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