Kermit Bliss

media-44949.jpeg UPL 44949 Major Kermit E. Bliss
Commanding Officer - 14th Photo Recon Squadron
7th Photo Recon Group

Object Number - UPL 44949 - Major Kermit E. Bliss Commanding Officer - 14th Photo Recon Squadron 7th Photo Recon Group


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Units served with


  • Aircraft Type: Spitfire
  • Nicknames: Kisty the 1st
  • Unit: 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron



Event Location Date Description


Sigourney, IA 30 March 1920
Sigourney, IA 1 July 1941


Assumed Command of 14th PRS

Mount Farm Airfield, UK 29 June 1944 Bliss had been with the 7th PRG since it's early days in the U.S. He assumed command upon the death of Major Cecil Haugen.


Madison, WI 15 December 2006 MADISON - Kermit E. "Kert" Bliss, age 86, passed away at Meriter Hospital on Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, from complications of a stroke. He was born on March 31, 1920, in Sigorney, Iowa. Kert received his undergraduate degree from Drake University and his master's degree from the UW-Madison. On June 18, 1949, he married Wilma Kirch in Madison. He served with the Army Air Corps 7th Photo Recon Group and retired as Col. U.S. Air Force. Kert was the director of the Madison Community Center. Since retiring in 1985, Kert was an active volunteer at First Congregational Church, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and at Meriter Main Gate, where he served in many volunteer capacities. He is survived by 2 daughters; 3 grandchildren, a sister, Gene Gay; a nephew, and also by many Kirch relatives. Kert was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ina (Clark) Bliss; his wife of 55 years, Wilma (Kirch) Bliss; and a son-in-law, Kent. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006


Madison, WI 20 December 2006 Sunset Memory Gardens Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA


Date29 Aug 2020 01:10:14
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Corrected the location of Mount Farm

Date27 Aug 2020 02:21:03
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Date27 Sep 2014 18:18:01
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7th Photo Recon Group Master Directory, 6 June 1996 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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