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Kenneth Robert Kessenger

Military

Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 42-52610 'The Madam. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Roland Boulter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252610 'The Madam. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Albert English

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252610 'The Madam. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edward Homner

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252610 'The Madam. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leonard Lombardo

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 42-52610 'The Madam. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • David O'Rear

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252610 'The Madam. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lewis Straw

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52610 'The Madam', Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag XVIIB. POW, Bronze Battle Star, Purple Heart, member of Caterpillar Club

  • Wallace Tyner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52610 'The Madam', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-52610 The Madame

    B-24 Liberator
    Mission 291 350 B-24s are dispatched to aviation industry targets in Brunswick. 1944-04-08 - MACR #: 3847 Notes: 52610 (466th BG) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3847

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

  • 510

    2 August 1944

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Limon, Colorado 25 April 1918
Lived in Limon, CO 80828, USA 1930
Lived in Goodland, KS 67735, USA 1942

1519 Clark St

Enlisted 13 January 1942

Enlisted at Lowry Field, CA.

KIA near Brunswick, Germany 8 April 1944
Buried 1945

Plot C Row 3 Grave 57
Ardennes American Cemetery in Neuville-en=Condroz, Liege, Belgium.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2019 01:03:33 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Cleaned up biography - 466th Historian

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2019 01:02:13 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=25264553...

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2019 04:44:29 Marcia466BG Changes to middlename, nickname, events and media associations
Sources

US Federal census records; National Archives and Records Adminstration Enlistment records; Sherman Co, (KS) Herald Newspaper article 27 Apr 1944 MIA and KIA article 10 August 1944; Ardennes American Cemetery Records; Application for military headstone filed by Mr. Raymond D. Kessenger (father of deceased)

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2016 01:26:06 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3847

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