|Death: ||Apr. 29, 1944, At Sea|
Instrument Navigator, 1st/Lt. Kenneth O. Reed MIA/KIA
Hometown: New York
Squadron: 564th BS 389th Bomb Group
Service # O-416197
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
Pilot Lt Alfred H.Locke, RTD
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 5473
Date Lost: 29-Apr-44
Serial Number: 41-28784
Aircraft Model B-24HSH-15-DT
Aircraft Letter: F
Aircraft Name: 376
Location: North Sea
Cause: AA Ditched in the North Sea 3 KIA, 4 POW, 3 RTD
Notes: See "Looking Back" by Dale Vanblair for more details about this crew and ditching.
Sgt Freeman 's body was never recovered.
Quoted from Dale Van Blair
April 29, 1944, Flying as a PFF lead crew, on our fifth mission as a lead crew we ditched in the North Sea, with the loss of five of twelve crew members (we were assigned two extra navigators for this mission):
Capt. Ralph Bryant, command pilot from the 466th; Lt. Kenneth Reed, instrument navigator, Lt. John Bloznelis, dead reckoning navigator; Lt. Arthur Delclisur, bombardier; and Sgt. Harold Freeman, replacement engineer for this mission. The seven who survived did no more combat flying.
389th BG loses two aircraft on another trip to Berlin.
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Note: Entered the service from New York.
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56293627