Earl Charles Kent

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 20427 - Official USSAF photo. Original caption : Left to right : 1st Lt. Frank R. Hodges, Kosciusko, Miss.; 1st Lt. William E. Keefer, Torrance, Calif.; 1st...

Earl Kent was Co-Pilot on B-24 41-24025 'Satan's Chariot' on the 31 March 1943 mission to Rotterdam. The plane was last seen heading for England and was lost in the North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). Still listed as Missing In Action (MIA)

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Units served with

The insignia of the 93rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35259633
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14057097
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11044159
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16023523
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-789817
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Satan's Chariot
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Peoria, Illinois, United States 16 August 1941 in the Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet

Other

Missing In Action (MIA)

North Sea 31 March 2043 On board B-24 # 41-24025 when it was lost in the North Sea

Born

Peoria, Illinois, United States
Tazewell County, Illinois, United States

Other

Memorialized

Cambridge American Cemetery And Memorial, Coton, Cambridge, United Kingdom Memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date5 Jul 2021 02:19:00
Sources

from purple heart document issued 2 May 1944. He is a family member and I have all his medals

Date11 Feb 2016 14:38:03
ContributorED-BB
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
ABMC website

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:56
ContributorAAM
Sources

ABMC, Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey, p. 94, Ted's Travelling Circus by Carroll (Cal) Stewart, p. 89 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Earl Charles Kent: Gallery (2 items)