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Kenneth R Matlack


Killed in Action (KIA). B-17F #42-29747 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi II'. Mid-air collision during assembly.


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29747 Rikki Tikki Tavi II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 13/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-D] Kimbolton 12/7/43; collision with #42-31441 (303BG),...


Event Location Date
Born Tuapere Palins, Ohio
Died 5 January 1944
Buried Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky


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

8th AF Losses; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 291 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia