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Russell Harding Kline


Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF, XIX Tactical Air Command. Flew P-47s / P-51 with 77 missions completed and 1 confirmed kill. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: DFC, AM(10OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 bronze stars), OCC, UN, Korean and National Defense medal, Good conduct, Air Force Commendation.

Post war: Remained in USAF till 1965 rising to rank of Major and serving in Korea and Vietnam.


Units served with

Associated Place

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...


Event Location Date
Born Sayre, PA 18840, USA 16 March 1923
Lived in Lockwood, NY 14859, USA 1942
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 1942
Based Lashenden 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF, XIX Tactical Air Command.

E/A Destroyed Germany 18 December 1944

Me109 destroyed 18-Dec-44.

Buried Waverly, NY 14892, USA April 1967

Glenwood Cemetery
New York, USA

Died Tioga County, NY, USA 4 April 1967