Vernon Rudolph Slorby was born on Mar 17, 1914, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to a Swedish farming family. His parents were Edvin Andersson Slorby (1885–1917) and his wife Eleanor M Lemke (1885-1970) Hennepin, Minnesota, USA.
Vernon enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in Minnesota and possibly attended a training school in the states. He was then drafted to the UK and became a test pilot for the U.S. Air Force. Slorby gained the rank of First Lieutenant. He served with the 2nd Air Depot Group, 23rd Squadron during World War II.
On June 15, 1944, the plane he was testing crashed at USAAF Station 403 (Kingston Bagpuize station), and he was seriously injured, which resulted in the loss of his life that day. The plane was written off as having Category 5 damage.
1Lt Slorby is now buried in the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Source of information: www.abmc.gov, www.longworth-history.org.uk