Ernest L Kelly

Military

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14096939 / O-798384
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Oklahoma City, OK 1923-12-17 Son of Edward Sylvester and Ella Fredia [Dubach] Kelly.

Enlisted

Portland, MN 1943-01-05 Portland Maine

Based

Horsham St Faith Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died

Salina, KS 2009-01-07

Buried

Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, Saline County, KS 2009-01-09 Gypsum Hill Cemetery Salina, Saline County, KS

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:15
ContributorAAM
Sources

458bg.com,Watson crew, crew member list & picture included / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia