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Sam Houston Kimbrough

Military

Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Kaminski crew. 23 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Service

People

  • Edward Kaminski

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 730th Squadron. ...

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Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107073 Silver Shed House

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 13/2/44; Kearney 21/2/44; Presque Is 4/4/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green [6K-J] 14/3/44; crash landed Honington base, Sfk. 30/7/44, repaired and returned to operations; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South...

Associated Place

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Atoka, OK 20 February 1924

Son of father Samuel Binnett and Mattie [Dodd] Kimbrough

Lived in Baton Rouge, LA 1942
Enlisted New Orleans, LA 24 February 1943

New Orleans, Louisiana

Based Deopham Green March 1944 – August 1944

Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 31 July 2018
Buried Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA August 2018

Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2022 20:03:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/693877029
https://www.fold3.com/record/90476900/sam-h-kimbrough-wwii-army-enlistme...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/191851883/sam-houston-kimbrough

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