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Kenneth Sayre Wade



Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 47th Bomb Group
  • 81st Fighter Group

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Event Location Date
Born Santa Barbara, CA 13 May 1913
Graduated West Point, NY June 1938

United States Military Academy

Commander of 81st Fighter Group Mediouna, Morroco July 1942 – May 1943

Group was stationed at several bases in North Africa during his tenure.

Appointed Commander of 47th BG Grosetto, Italy 1 April 1945
Died Honolulu, HI 4 October 1994
Enlisted Kanoehe, Hawaii 7 October 1994

Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery
Kaneohe, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA Add to Map
Section 48-C Site 8


Date Contributor Update
10 January 2021 02:32:30 466thHistorian Changes to place associations

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2021 02:11:35 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations