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Kenneth Allen Jeffers

Military

TSgt. Kenneth Allen Jeffers was killed (KIA) on a noncombat mission. After completing their required missions, the crew of, Hot Stuff, B-24D, 41-23728, was tasked with flying General Frank Andrews, commanding general of the USAAF in the ETO, to the U.S. The plane crashed in bad weather, on a mountain top in Iceland, killing everyone on board, but the tail gunner. The crew was to have gone on a war bond tour back in the U.S.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • James Gott

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Captain James Gott was assigned as the navigator to the 330th Bomb Squadron, the , 93rd Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force. After completing their required combat missions, the crew of, Hot Stuff, the B-24D, 41-23728, were tasked with flying General...

  • Robert Shannon

    Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Capt. Robert Shannon and the the crew of the B-24D, 41-23728, Hot Stuff, was tasked with flying General Frank Andrews, commanding general of the USAAF in the ETO to the US. The plane crashed in Iceland, killing all but the tail gunner. Capt. Shannon...

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23728 - Hot Stuff

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, Hot Stuff, was the 1st heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force (93rd Bomb Group, and 330th Bomb Squadron) to complete 25 missions, even though the B-17, Memphis Belle, wears the label of the first 50th mission B-24. Hot Stuff, crashed...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in briefly in March 1943, then returned in June 1943 remaining until the end of the war and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Hartford, NY 7 June 1920

Son of Allen and Grace [De Lancett] Jeffers.

Enlisted Albany, NY 18 September 1941

Albany, New York

Lived in Oneonta, Otsego, NY 1942
Died Mt Fagradalsfjall, Iceland 3 May 1943
Buried Hillside Cemetery Oriskany Falls, Oneida County, NY 1947

Re-Interred
Hillside Cemetery
Oriskany Falls, Oneida County, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2021 22:28:37 Kickapoo Changes to role and biography
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Wording, details added. - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2021 22:21:55 Kickapoo Changes to biography
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Punctuation removed from aircraft's name for clarity. - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2020 19:52:17 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events and unit associations
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https://www.fold3.com/record/83512321-kenneth-a-jeffers
https://www.fold3.com/record/701524830-jeffers-kenneth-a
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70809382/kenneth-a.-jeffers

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2020 03:32:39 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2018 10:25:21 Lucy May Changes to biography, events and place associations
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Added Kenneth A Jeffers' name to the digital Roll of Honour in the American Air Museum at IWM Duxford, England.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70809382/kenneth-a.-jeffers

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2018 06:02:02 JJeffers Changes to role
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Family

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs, Vol 1 by Bishop and Hey, p. 114;Ted's Travelling Circus by Carroll Stewart, Chapter 11 'Tragedy in Iceland' pp. 111-118, WWII Memorial web site NARA link

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