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Kenneth LeRoy Addison




  • Thomas Czapko

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    One of the original cadre of pilots for the 466th BG Led his crew to a successful completion of a 30 mission tour.

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

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Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Newcastle, NE 68757, USA 2 April 1921
Lived in Sioux City, IA, USA 1942

430 Higbee Street

Based Attlebridge 22 March 1944 – 8 July 1944
Died Inman, KS 67546, USA 3 February 2008

Kenneth "Kenny" Addison, 86, died Feb. 3, 2008, at Pleasant View Home, Inman.

He was born April 2, 1921, in Newcastle, Neb, the son of Dean and Frances Smith Addison. He was a graduate of the Souix City Iowa High School and attended Business College in Souix City. A Hutchinson resident since 1957, he owned and operated Al-Char Bowling Lanes in Hutchinson, and Riverside Bowling Lanes in South Hutchinson. He was retired from Cessna, manager of the shipping and receiving dept.

He belonged to the American Legion Lysle Rishel Post No. 68, Loyal Order of the Moose No. 982.
He was a US veteran serving during World War II. He was a B-24 Pilot. During the Korean Conflict he flew B-29s and then flew RB-47s for the Strategic Air Command, stationed in Thule, Greenland. On April 10, 1943, he married Mildred L. "Millie" Lee, in Muskogee, Okla. She died Jan. 16, 2003.

Buried Hutchinson, KS, USA 6 February 2008

Fairlawn Burial Park
Reno County
Kansas, USA


Date Contributor Update
30 October 2019 00:53:34 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2019 00:14:36 Marcia466BG Changes to service number

US Census (NARA); BIRLS File (Ancestry); Iowa WWII Pension Application; Find-A-Grave Memorials; WW II Draft Registration Cards (Ancestry)

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2019 00:08:34 Marcia466BG Changes to middlename, service number and events

US Federal Census Records (NARA); Iowa WWII Pension Application (Ancestry): BIRLS File (Ancestry); WWII Draft Registration (NARA);
Find- A-Grave Memorial (Ancestry)

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2016 20:22:19 466thHistorian Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2014 21:49:20 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:56 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book 'Attlebridge Arsenal' by Wassom & Brassford