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Karl Kenneth Kimbro

Military

Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S.

Service

Units served with

Associated Place

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 13 February 1912

Born February 13, 1912.

Joined RAFVR Canada 1940

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK November 1941 – 14 September 1942

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Transferred Portland, OR, USA October 1942 – 1944

Transferred to 394th FS,
367th FG, 4th AF USAAF.

Crashed Beaverton, OR, USA 5 October 1943

Crashed Belly Landing due to Engine Failure P-39Q S/W Beaverton, Oregon Cat 5 damage Pilot Lt Karl K Kimbro, 5-10-43.

Died Lubbock, TX, USA 28 November 1991
Buried Lubbock, TX, USA

City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Texas, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 19:27:04 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3573
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Kimbro%2C+Karl+K

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2015 17:44:31 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3573
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Kimbro%2C+Karl+K

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