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Kasper Kermon Simms


Killed in Action (KIA) 12 September 1944 in B-17 #4338308.


Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 860th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38308

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/7/44; Kearney 29/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG [NG-A] Debach 11/8/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 12/9/44 with Capt Wes Carter, Co-pilot: Ivan Briggs, Radio Operator: Bob Bandfield, Waist gunner: Ernie Musser,Tail...


Event Location Date
Born Comers Rock, VA 3 May 1923
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 12 September 1944
Died 12 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
31 October 2018 01:37:34 Changes to media associations

Galax Gazette Newspaper

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31 October 2018 01:29:12 Changes to events

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31 October 2018 01:28:34 Changes to middlename
Sources birth certificate

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27 September 2014 18:17:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8868 / MACR 8868, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database