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Kenneth James Duvall

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME, UN, Korean and National defense medals.

Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean conflict. Pilot of a C-124A Globemaster with the 34ATS, 1705ATG stationed at McChord AFB, Tacoma, WA. His aircraft crashed into the Chugah mountain 37 miles north of Whittier, Alaska. 22-Nov-52. Died non Battle (DNB). Remains of aircraft were located in 2012 having melted out of a glacier.

Service

People

  • Thomas Cunningham

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Dumas

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Fliegel

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top turret gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Fernando Leonardy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Marston

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Wounded in left leg February 1944; hospitalised at Diddington for 66 days. Original aircraft: 42-5828 'Sweater Girl' Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), BS, PH, WWII Victory, EAME, Good Conduct Medal

  • Robert McMinn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eugene Moses

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, rising to rank of Major, killed in crash of B-58 59-2451 'Firefly' 3 miles from Le Bourget airport, France. 3-Jun-61.

  • Eugene Pierce

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Walsh

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 1Lt Kenneth Duvall crew. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Raymond Zulaski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-32024 Swamp Fire

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Swamp Fire was the first Heavy Bomber to reach 100 Missions - "Without an Abort" for the 379th BG. She was chosen to participate in the 28 May 1944 top secret "Grapefruit" mission to drop Americans first Glide bomb 20+ miles from the primary target of...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 230 BIG WEEK - DAY 3

    22 February 1944
    The German aircraft industry is again targeted in Day 3 of BIG WEEK. A combined total od 789 bombers (maximum effort) are despathed from 1st 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. Fighter opposition is heavy and bomber losses in 1st Air Division are massive - 39...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born SanFrancisco County, CA 11 April 1915

Son of Lawrence R and Daisy E [Lowers] Duvall.

Lived in Berkeley, CA October 1940

Husband of Mary Jane Duvall.

Enlisted San Francisco, CA 28 November 1941

San Francisco, California

Based Kimbolton 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Based 1952

McChord AFB, Tacoma,WA.

Died 37 miles Nth Whittier, Alaska 22 November 1952

Pilot of a C-124A Globemaster with the 34ATS, 1705ATG stationed at McChord AFB, Tacoma, WA. His aircraft crashed into a mountain 37 miles north of Whittier, Alaska. 22-Nov-52. Died non Battle (DNB)

Buried National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ 2012

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Phoenix,
Maricopa County, AZ
Section 55, Site 2278

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2019 16:54:30 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/631671923
https://www.fold3.com/record/90691913-kenneth-j-duvall
https://www.fold3.com/record/530051438-kenneth-j-duvall
https://www.fold3.com/image/133530337?rec=133530404
http://www.militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=215774
http://findingthosewelost.com/wp/servicemen/captain-kenneth-james-duvall/
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?pid=173121145
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161133989/kenneth-james-duvall

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2019 15:09:34 Al_Skiff Changes to events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/631671923
https://www.fold3.com/record/90691913-kenneth-j-duvall
https://www.fold3.com/record/530051438-kenneth-j-duvall
https://www.fold3.com/image/133530337?rec=133530404
http://www.militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=215774
http://findingthosewelost.com/wp/servicemen/captain-kenneth-james-duvall/
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?pid=173121145
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161133989/kenneth-james-duvall

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 09:05:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/631671923
https://www.fold3.com/record/90691913-kenneth-j-duvall
https://www.fold3.com/record/530051438-kenneth-j-duvall
https://www.fold3.com/image/133530337?rec=133530404
http://www.militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=215774
http://findingthosewelost.com/wp/servicemen/captain-kenneth-james-duvall/
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?pid=173121145
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161133989/kenneth-james-duvall

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