Kalen Heath

Military
media-48591.jpeg UPL 48591 416th BG - 669th BS - 9th AF
From Left to Right:
SSGT Kalen Heath - Gunner
1LT Leo Poundstone - Pilot
SSGT Arnold Burland - Gunner

Object Number - UPL 48591 - 416th BG - 669th BS - 9th AF From Left to Right: SSGT Kalen Heath - Gunner 1LT Leo Poundstone - Pilot SSGT Arnold Burland - Gunner

Heath's gravestone has his date of birth as 18 Sept 1924. EVERYTHING else (draft registration card, North Carolina birth index, SSI death file, etc...) has his date of birth as 24 Sept 1918. It would seem whomever ordered the gravestone transposed the numbers "18" and "24." His draft registration was in October 1940. He wouldn't have needed to register then if he were born in 1924 as he only would have just turned 16.

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Units served with

An A-26 Invader (F6-P, serial number 43-22330) nicknamed "For Pete's Sake" of the 416th Bomb Group prepares for take-off at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: '416 BG Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group 669th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-748012
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Bombardier/Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group 669th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-749491
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: A-26 Invader
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Group 669th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Melun, Alsace

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Stokes County, North Carolina 24 September 1918
Rockingham, North Carolina 16 October 1940

Other

First 416th BG Combat Mission

Bagnoles de-L'Orne, France 24 June 1944

Other

Final 416th BG Combat Mission

Deggendorf, Germany 20 April 1945

Died

Eden, North Carolina 8 November 2004

Buried/ Commemorated

Eden, North Carolina 11 November 2004 Ridgeview Memorial Gardens Eden, Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA

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