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SSGT Russell Alfred Kerkhan
Aerial Gunner
340th BG - 488th BS - 12th AF



  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 488th Bomb Squadron


  • Russell Kerkhan

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner
    The missions listed in the bio were gleaned from mission records/load lists. The missions do not represent his complete combat mission record.


Date Contributor Update
17 January 2022 23:25:38 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations

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17 January 2022 23:25:00 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations