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Van Kendall Fuqua
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1917
Hamilton County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1944
Wathena
Doniphan County
Kansas, USA

Van Kendall Fuqua was the 7th of 11 children born to Mack Charles Fuqua and Hattie Iris Kendall. Van did not marry and did not have children. He enlisted into the US Army Air Corps on 12 Nov 1940 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas. 2nd Lt. Van Kendall Fuqua was one of three airmen who were killed when B-25C Mitchell #42-32397 crashed due to engine fires, 6 miles after departing Rosecrans Field, Saint Joseph County, Missouri, USA.

Also lost in the accident were:
2nd Lt. George F. Martin, pilot.
2nd Lt. Louis A. DeVos.

The emblems on grave marker are the United States Army Air Corps on the left and on the right, the Air Transport Command.

National Personnel Records Center, Report of Death for FUQUA, Van K., Report of Death, 6 Mar 1970: "Name of Deceased: Van K Fuqua; Service Number: 0 684 718; Rank: Second Lieutenant; Service: Army Air Corps; Date of Birth: November 14, 1917; Place of Death: Vicinity Wathena, Kansas; Date of Death: Jan 11, 1944; Cause of Death: Aircraft accident."

Van Kendall Fuqua's name is on the Floyd County Veterans Memorial honoring their veterans.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Mack Charles Fuqua (1875 - 1967)
  Hattie Iris Kendall Fuqua (1883 - 1985)
 
 Siblings:
  Floyd Freeman Fuqua (1901 - 1979)*
  Amelia Mae Fuqua Ashton (1903 - 1997)*
  Grace Marie Fuqua Dunn (1905 - 1996)*
  Iris A. Fuqua (1908 - 1908)*
  Arma Lee Fuqua Scott (1911 - 2006)*
  Truman Dempster Fuqua (1914 - 1996)*
  Van Kendall Fuqua (1917 - 1944)
  Dorothea Maxine Fuqua Hunter (1920 - 1994)*
  Mack Charles Fuqua (1921 - 2003)*
  Blanche Sharon Fuqua Fowler (1923 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
LT. VAN K. FUQUA
NOV. 14, 1917
JAN. 11, 1944
 
Burial:
Floydada Cemetery
Floydada
Floyd County
Texas, USA
Plot: Center, Section 2, Row 6, WWII, Space 38
 
Maintained by: Rajordan
Originally Created by: Sewslo
Record added: Jul 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20577607
Van Kendall Fuqua
Added by: Rajordan
 
Van Kendall Fuqua
Added by: Rajordan
 
Van Kendall Fuqua
Added by: Rajordan
 
 
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NARA Home of Record: Floyd County, Texas...Died Non-Battle...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Jun. 26, 2014

- Duffie and Kathy
 Added: Dec. 25, 2013

- Rob
 Added: Dec. 19, 2013
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